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As you are going ... 

When asked by alumni to compare the Taylor I experienced in the 1950s to the Taylor of 
today, I often say that the contemporary understanding of the Great Commission is more 
biblical and mature than I remember it in my student days. Though a serious discussion 
would have conceded that God certainly can be served in almost any area of human 
endeavor, the emphasis was on "full-time Christian service" and others had to develop their 
own rationality to justify why their chosen profession was not simply selfish preference. 
Today's students are essentially unaffected by this discussion and are convinced that there 
is no preferred vocational best way to serve God. They see the seamless garment and 
interdependence of culture and search for a match for their gifts and the opportunities 
available to them. 

This difference is not a change in the mission of Taylor but is evidence the Christian 
liberal arts emphasis is slowly becoming an accepted part of the church's understanding of 
its place in culture. Historically, Taylor has always believed the "bloom where you are 
planted" thesis to be the intended strategy. The proof is contained in these pages. The Great 
Commission certainly does say, "Go," but more correctly it intends to say "as you are going 
into all the world." The metaphors and similes of the Bible seem to validate the multi- 
faceted ways that we can reflect the idea of Christian vocation. "From the unlimited grace 
of God to the infinite variety of human experience" seems to be the master plan. My 
dictionary starts with aardvark and goes to zyzzogeton. Interestingly, the contrast between a 
nocturnal anteater and a large grasshopper is no greater than that of our chosen vocations. 
Some require solitude and reflection while others must react with trained instinct to 
unpredictable events. 

The Christian liberal arts experience provides the foundational breadth of preparation for 
such diversity. My personal experience has taken me around the world several times and to 
many cultures. In almost every case I've run into Taylor alumni of various vintages. In 
almost all cases I've been gratified to find intellectual, cultural and spiritual oneness and 
comfortability. Is it a mutual experience in Upland? Perhaps. Is it the influence of favorite 
faculty? Certainly this is the case - but in most cases we experienced Taylor in different 
eras with different faces. This compatibility goes beyond strangers in foreign environments 
seeking familiarity. This is the thread we seek to describe in this issue. In the days of 
sailing vessels, I am told, the British navy ordered that all government-owned rope was to 
be manufactured with a scarlet thread running through the center from end to end. Every 
stolen piece, however small, contained the telling mark of its owner. So it is with followers 
of Christ, and my experience would say that the purple and gold thread is a distinctive 
identifier. The representative alumni featured in this issue tell their stories and in doing so 
demonstrate that, indeed, we can bloom where we are planted. 

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volume 91, number 3 
Summer 1999 

ON THE COMER-Senion Matt Ford, Barak 
Bnierd, Rob Geiger, Lindy Beam and 
Joanna Depakakibo found graduatioti to 
be a cause for celebration. 

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president: Dt Jay Kesler '58 
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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Randal Dillinger '95, 
Bonnie Houser '92, Dt Jay Kesler '58, 
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STUDENT writers: Lindy Beam '99, Yolanda 
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opinions expressed by INDIVIDUALS IN THIS PUBLI- 

Graduates take first steps, p. 2 

True love waits 62 ymrs. p. -I 

Softball sisters lead team, p. 21 


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Suiprise gift benefits arts. p. 22 


First Steps 

Stepping off the stage at graduation, new alums embark on an 
uncertain journey. 

Worth the Wait 

Hazel But:. Carrutb and Park Anderson find true love is worth 
the wait as they begin life together 62 years after first meeting and 
dating as students at Taylor. 

6 From Here to There 

5/.V decades of Taylor graduates share stories of their journeys fi'om 
Upland to destinations around the worlil 
6 Conrad Rehling . . . Teaching others what to do at tee time 
~ Dr ft die Coburn ... Finding shared values with different cultures 
S Dr. Paul Taylor ... Church-planting in Thailand 

8 Dan and Sue Craig ... Transitioning fivm career to family 

9 Cassandra Smith ... Practicing servant-leadership as a principal 
9 Soon Hoong Lee ... Answering the call to missions in Japan 

10 The Fast Lane 

"We're the 'Hoosiers of Track and Field, " says senior track star Joe 
Cebulski, just one of the exceptional athletes who contributed to a 
record-setting season. 

12 Financial Aid - Making Sense OF the Figures 

Alumni examples after an honest look at the financial aid process 
- both before starting college and after graduating. 

15 A Taylor Education - Worth the Price Tag? 

/.( a Taylor education worth tlie prwe tag attacliedi The results of 
several recent surveys indicate graduates are more than satisfied 
with their alma mater and the education they received. 

16 C.S. Lewis 

Taylor professor Dr. David Neuhouser examines the life and legacy 
of one of the 20th century's greatest authors. C.S. Lewis. 

17 Leadership 

18 Academics 

19 Fort Waytme Caiwpus 

20 Upland Campus 

2 1 Athletics 

22 Developiwent 

23 WiLLi.wi Taylor FollNDATlo^ 

24 Alumm Notes 

31 AiiiMNi Focus - DAmiLLE, Inouna 

32 AiiiMNi Focus - Mark Clough 

Students honor coumelor, p. 32 


PSrst Steps 

■ he steps between kindergarten and college are 
prescribed. One level of school leads to another, 
culminating in a four-year stint at the college of each 
student's choice. After college, however, the path is 
less certain. Graduates take their first steps from 
Taylor into a world of new opportunities and 
countless choices. 

This year's graduating class is no different. As the 
397 graduates crossed the stage to receive a 
handshake, towel and diploma from Dr. Kesler and 
Dr. Yost, most were probably pondering the path their 
next few months and years will take. 

Rob Geiger, president of the Taylor Student 
Organization, spoke to this as he addressed his fellow 

graduates. "If we can grow closer to the things that 
have brought us this far, we have no reason to fear 
tomon^ow," he said, encouraging a future committed 
to family, community and faith. 

Dr. Richard L. Gathro, senior vice president with 
the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, 
admonished graduates to rely on the sustaining power 
of grace and truth which will "'propel you through life 
with great joy and delight." 

Joy and delight are characteristic of the following 
recent graduates, whose first steps from Taylor have 
led them to new adventures far from their Taylor 

Meredith Isgitt is a Biblical studies 
major from Houston, Texas. In August, 
she will begin a career in missions in 
Caracas, Venezuela, where she has made 
an initial two-year commitment to 
Conservative Baptists International. She 
will teach Bible courses to missionary 
kids (MKs), other international students, 
and Venezuelan children at Academia 
Cristiana Intenuicional de Caracas. 

For Meredith, a career in missions has 
come to mean a divinely created 
appointment. When she came to Taylor, 
she was interested in missions but also 
desired to become an orchestral 
musician, and she didn't know how to 
reconcile the two interests. Though she 
changed her original clarinet performance 

major to Biblical studies, she was able 
to remain active in the music program. 
She now is excited to put her love for 
music to use at the Academy by giving 
private music lessons to students. 

Meredith discovered her love for 
Spanish and the Latin American culture 
on trips to Mexico and Venezuela with 
teams from her home church during the 
summers of 1997 and 1998. 

"God's been preparing me and 
pushing me toward something Spanish- 
speaking," she explains, a preparation 
that will be useful as she takes her first 
steps away from Taylc 


Taylor and into J^^B^ 

For Andy Forbes, a chemistry and 
math double major from Morton, III., the 
next stop after Taylor is the Ph.D. 
program in analytical chemistry at the 
University of Illinois, where he has been 
awarded a teaching assistantship and a 

Andy views his Taylor years as a 
preparation process and graduate school 
as a continuation of what Taylor began. 
Entering Taylor, he knew graduate school 
was a possibility, but he didn't know 
much about options in that area. Success 
in his classes provided confirmation that 
he was pursuing the right field, and 
encouragement from professors and 
friends prodded him toward the Ph.D. 

"I'm not sure where this is heading, 
but I believe God's given me some ability 
in the areas of chemistry and math, so I 
want to pursue those as far as it's 
appropriate," he explains. 

Aside from seeking wisdom for a 
career choice, Andy hopes graduate 
school will give him an opportunity to be 
a light in a career environment. "It's a 
chance to put what I've learned at Taylor 
into practice," he says. 

Jessica Anderson is a Christian education 
(C.E.) major from Cape Girardeau, Mo. JOSeph 
Bonura is a C.E. and Biblical studies major 
from Conneautville, Penn. After graduation, the two 
have plans for ministry, but — more imminently — 
for marriage. They are planning an August 7"' 
wedding. Afterward, Joseph will spend one semester 
studying in Israel; then the couple will move to 
California to embark on a two-year church ministry 

Both Jessica and Joseph were ministry-minded 
when they came to Taylor. Joseph's first major was 
business, but 
after a one-year 
hiatus studying 
missions in Chile 
after his 
freshman year, 
he changed to 
C.E. Jessica's 
interests at the 
outset included 
Spanish, music 
and writing — 
"all things that 
. . . would be 
useful on the 
mission field." 
By spring of her 
freshman year, 
she too had 
decided on a C.E. major. 

Now, the two aie learning one step at a time what 
team ministry means. "We're not sure exactly how 
that's going to work," says Joseph. 

They realize that they have very different 
strengths. "I prefer structured lecture, and Joseph 
prefers discussion-oriented teaching," Jessica says. 
Joseph is quick to add that both approaches are 
needed, and that their gifts in this and other areas 
complement each other; "Our relationship is a 
moderation of the extremes," he says. 

The first steps, whether a career, marriage, graduate school 
or the ministry, lead students away from Upland and into the 
work to which God has called them. The paths are diverse, 
but the starting place is the same. 

— Lindy Beam '99 with Amber Anderson 



-S true love really worth the wait? 

Park Anderson "34 and Hazel Butz Carruth '38 
believe it is; they were manied on April 10, 1999 - 62 
years after first meeting and dating while students at 
Taylor. The wedding, a family affair held in Park's 
Portland, Ore., apartment, was a celebration of a love 
story that was six decades in the making. 

After years of separation. 
Park and Hazel, both widowers, 
were reunited this summer when 
Hazel visited her brother and 
sister-in-law, who is also Park's 
sister. Calling one day to talk to 
his sister. Park found another 
familiar voice on the line. Hazel 
believed it to be a one-time 
conversation - a brief reunion 
with an old college friend. 
Instead, the friends rekindled a 
romance that started nearly a 
lifetime before. 

Park, a retired Methodist minister, first came to 
Taylor to complete his bachelor's degree. He later 
returned for post-graduate work in theology, a program 
Taylor offered for only a brief period of time. A 
beautiful undergraduate. Hazel Butz, caught his eye 
and the couple shared a few dates. 

"I remember three dates," Hazel says. "One was to 
a program at what was then Marion College. We went 
to a basketball game, and we took the proverbial walk 
around the square." 

Despite these early dates, something 
didn't click. "I think she thought I was 
a cold fish," Park laughs. "But I was 

I^yr impressed; she was a fine lady. 
iiJ\^ ^ Unfortunately, I was so focused 
lU'^4^ on getting 

B ^ %<''3fc .» through school 

f that my social 
life suffered 
The two 

went their separate ways. Park married, had four 
children, and served as a minister in a number of 
congregations. Hazel, a gifted and intelligent young 
woman, pursued a master's and doctorate at Indiana 
University and taught at Fort Wayne Bible Institute 
and Taylor University for more than 30 years, serving 
many of those years as the chair of the English 

department. Well-loved by her 
students, including Taylor 
president Dr. Jay Kesler, 
Hazel's name is found on the 
Butz-CaiTuth Recital Hall in the 
Smith-Hermanson Music 
Center. She mamed later in life 
and was widowed in 1986. 

After successful maniages 
and careers, neither Park nor 
Hazel would have guessed what 
was in store for them, but a 
divine plan led them back 

"Both of us feel it's providential," Hazel says. 
When Hazel hung up the phone after the first 
conversation, she never anticipated the discussions 
would continue. Park, however, decided to write 
Hazel a note. 

"I was very much impressed by some of the 
kindnesses Hazel did for her family," he says. "So I 
wrote her a note, expressing my thanks for taking care 
of my kid sister." 

Hazel, suiprised to hear from Park again, 
responded to his letter, never thinking the relationship 
would continue. "But he wrote again," she laughs, 
with the enthusiasm of a school-girl in her first 

The result was what Park calls a "blizzard of 
letters" that mounted until the two corresponded daily, 
each waiting for the mail to arrive. 

The two spent hours writing letters and talking on 
the phone. Though hard of hearing. Hazel says she 
never had trouble hearing Park's voice on the other 
end of the line. His voice was clear when they 

discussed Hazel visiting Portland. 

Park met her at the airport with a hug, and the two 
spent five days catching up on the six decades that had 
passed since their last face-to-face conversation. They 
drove down the Columbia River Gorge, posed for 
pictures in front of a waterfall and visited with his 
family members in the area. The visit, as Park 
describes it, was a five-day date. 

"Something clicked," Hazel says. "It just seemed 
like we'd always known each other. There was never 
an uneasy moment; I just felt at home." 

Despite the ease of their relationship. Hazel left 
Portland without making any further commitments. 

"We were holding back because of all that was 
involved [with deciding to marry]," Hazel says. "We 
thought we'd just visit every once in a while." 

They quickly discovered that arrangement was 
unsatisfactory. Both felt lonesome immediately. 

"There was a sense that we had already become 
such a part of each other's lives that when she left I 
wasn't complete," Park says. "We wanted to be with 
each other too much." 

Certain of his love for Hazel, Park's Christmas gift. 

which he sent shortly after their visit in Portland, was 
a token of his affection. The gift was a beautiful letter 
opener engraved with the words, "Sixty-one years, 
worth the wait," on the blade, and "Love, Park" on the 

With their love growing more evident each day. 
Hazel spoke with Park and the couple decided this 
separation would be their last. "We just leap-frogged 
into our romance," Park explains. "We figured since 
we were in our mid-80s, we were old pros and could 
skip a lot of the dating preliminaries." 

An April wedding was planned and Hazel began 
an^angements to trade the view from her Marion, Ind., 
condominium to the view of Mt. Hood from Park's 
apartment window. For the bride and the groom, the 
date couldn't come fast enough. 

In Portland, Park renovated his apartment, eagerly 
preparing a home for his bride. 

Hazel spent the months of the engagement packing 
her belongings and making plans for the simple 
wedding. Helping her in the preparations and cross- 
country move were Ken and Beth Smith of the William 
Taylor Foundation. Beth also served as Hazel's matron 
of honor. 

"My roots are pretty deep in Upland," 
says Hazel, who lived in the Upland area 
for more than 50 years. "But I feel like a 

She may be the only pioneer who has 
ever worn a royal blue gown with a 
rhinestone collar. Her wedding gown, 
which she claims is "new to Park," was 
matched in brightness only by the smiles 
on the faces of the bride and groom. 

The ceremony was held in the newly 
remodeled apartment on April 10. The 
living room was crowded with children, 
grandchildren and other relatives and 
close friends who gathered to share in 
this Cinderella moment. 

Park's joy is evident in his voice as he 
summarizes the impact of this unexpected 
romance. "It was completely story- 
book," he says. "A very beautiful and 
wonderful surprise." -Amber Anderson 

Well-wishers may send cards to: 
Park and Hazel Anderson 
Terwillii^er Plaza #906 
2545 S.^ W. TerwilUger BKd. 
Portland, OR 97201 

Summer 1999 TAYLOR 5 




For most students, graduation is the start of a 
new life. All the certainties of a student's schedule suddenly 
are gone, and the graduate begins the journey from Upland 
to destinations unknown. Life five years out of college 
often is very different from life 10, 20 or 30 years after 
college, and the path to those destinations is a mystery to 
graduates in their caps and gowns. 

The Taylor diploma is a passport that has taken 
thousands of graduates around the world and down 
countless paths, all on a journey that started in Upland, 
Ind. The following articles chronicle the journeys of 
several alumni as they travel From Here to There. Whether 
homemaker or missionary, international delegate or 
distinguished athlete, each has a journey to share. 

Rehling '43 

For many individuals, golf is a pleasant pastime on 
their path From Here to There. For Conrad Rehling 
"43, however, golf is the path. As a renowned world 
figure in the PGA and a recent inductee to the 
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Rehling has made a 
living by teaching others what to do at tee time. 

Rehling's love for golf started at age five when he 
would sneak onto the golf course in Athica, Ind., to 
caddie for spending money. Rehling's golf game 
developed from there; he turned pro in 1965 and began 
teaching the sport when he realized his long-game was 
lacking. His career led him to the University of 
Alabama where he coached and taught golf for 1 7 
years, leading the team to a third place NCAA finish in 
1975. He has coached such illustrious players as PGA 
winner Steve Lower)' and Jeny Pate, who won the 
1976 US Open as a tour rookie. Golf Magazine named 
Rehling one of America's top 100 golf coaches in 1998. 

Some of Rehling's favorite athletes, however, have 
never played the PGA tour. He spends much of his 
time teaching golf to individuals with disabilities, and 

helped to pioneer golf as a Special Olympics event. 
He has served on the international Special Olympics 
committee and watched the number of Special 
Olympics golfers grow from 500 to 10,000. 

"To me, if you're not in this world for the purpose 
of serving people, you've missed what life is all 
about," Rehling says. 

Rehling's life has had many unusual successes, 
including one that impressed the late Taylor president 
Dr. Milo Rediger. Nelson Rediger, associate executive 
director of the William Taylor Foundation, remarks, "I 
remember my father speaking of Conrad because he 
was the only Taylor graduate to be elected president 
of two different senior classes, resulting from serving 
in WWII and then coming back to finish his degree." 

Rehling credits much of his success to his wife 
Maxine (Dopp "42), who helped him write the Special 
Olympics golf manual. He also does not neglect a higher 
source of help. Rediger recalls Rehling's quick acknowl- 
edgment of God's blessings. "Connie gives God the 
glory for his golf skills and success," Rediger says. 

6 TA'VTOR Summer 1999 

ICoburn '55 

Few have experienced the reahty of the "global 
village" to the extent of Dr. Jewell (Reinhart '55) 
Coburn, a government-invited delegate to China. Dr. 
Julie describes herself as a "Midwest gal who became 
an internationalist." 

Dr. Julie. Taylor's first female alumna to become 
president of a university, is the president emerita of 
the University of Santa Barbara and an institutional 
consultant. In her work with the university, she 
pioneered international education programs that led 
her beyond her present California home and into Hong 
Kong. Thailand and Indonesia, among other countries. 

With her husband. Dr. William Coburn '55, a 
gastroenterologist, researcher and faculty member at 
UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Julie has worked in an 
African bush hospital and met with members of tribal 
villages. She fondly tells the story of one African man, 
the son of a witch doctor, who converted to 
Christianity. The young man asked to be called Lazarus 
because he was truly risen from the dead. 

More recently, however. Dr. Julie's travels have 
included China, at the invitation of Chen Muhua. the 
national president of China's government department of 
domestic and gender affairs, known as the All China 
Women's Federation. The ACWF exists to eliminate 
illiteracy among women, cultivate shared values and 
ideals, promote positive family relationships, relieve 
poverty and educate Chinese citizens for employment. 
Experienced in the fields of higher education 
administration, business administration, and intemational 
studies. Dr. Julie was invited to assist the ACWF goal of 
advancing disenfranchised women in their culture. 

"Working effectively with members of cultures 
different from our own calls for compassion tempered 
with knowledge and wisdom," she says. As an author. 
Dr. Julie attempts to do just that. She has developed an 

educational series. The Search for Common Values, 
designed to build bridges between cultures by focusing 
on shared values, consistent with Judeo-Christian 
principles. The series is used in schools and colleges in 
the United States. Europe and Pacific Rim countries. 

One book in the series, "Lani and the Secret of the 
Mountain," is a retelling of a Chinese folktale in 
which a young girl must make a decision that goes 
against her own best interest but saves the lives of 
others. The heroine of the story, Lani, discovers a way 
to end a drought that is killing the people of her 
village. To do so. however. Lani must be willing to 
sacrifice her own life. The story, told in eight 
languages, teaches responsibility, courage, loyalty, 
compassion, self-sacrifice and consequential thinking. 

Members of the ACWF, being familiar with Dr. 
Julie's work, invited her to share her stories with 
Chinese educators. "The stories, rich in shared values, 
provided an immediate forum for discussion of the 
many values we share and ways they are lived out," 
she says. "From that point, our conversation moved 
easily into matters of the human heart, and from there, 
right into the Christian message." 

Dr. Julie finds "gende evangelism" is a universally 
potent force, having experienced how effectively 
friendship opens hearts to matters of faith. "We do 
well to open our eyes to these people who are in 
many, many cases asking for the Christian message 
and actively seeking deep, meaningful, spiritual 
experience," she says. 

Her parents, she says, first fostered a "missionary's 
heart" within her, but her time at Taylor encouraged 
the "boundary-less spirit" that has led her around the 
globe. "Perhaps because of this," Dr. Julie says, "I 
give less attention to limitations and much, much 
more thought to possibilities." h 

Summer 1999 TAYLOR 7 

Sfe|^ Paul Taylor '65 *%? 


As Paul '65 and Sarah Taylor 
settled themselves in the church 
pew. they anticipated the same 
standard service they had taken 
part in for decades. A 10-minute 
talk by a Mexico City missionary 
was just a welcome diversion from 
the usual order. Neither expected 
the short service would have life- 
changing consequences. 

As Paul and Sarah left the service. Paul verbalized 
a thought that had begun burning in his chest during 
the service - if he ever left his cuiTcnt job with the 
Presbyterian Church in America, he believed the Lord 
would have them develop a church planting work. 
Sarah had the same thought during the service. 

"It was no surprise, then, that we found ourselves 
unpacking our bags in Manila. Philippines."" Paul says. 

Since moving to the Philippines in 1992, Paul's 
mission has started about 32 churches within the 
country and now has the goal of sending many 
Filipinos into the world as missionaries. As the PCA 
regional director for Asia. Paul is involved with new 
churches and missions in Thailand. .Japan and elsewhere. 
For some of their co-laborers, the call to ministry 

was not as peaceful. Paul works alongside a Laotian 
lay pastor, called Boun, whose family miraculously 
avoided the searchlights and gunfire of border guards 
while escaping across the Mekong River into Thailand. 
Bonn's family, recognizing the spiritual intervention that 
prevented tlieir deaths, committed their lives to Christ in 
a refugee camp. Later, Boun made connections with the 
PCA mission boai^d and Paul. They now work together 
to minister in northeast Thailand. 

Like the apostle for whom he is named, ministry has 
not been easy for Paul. Throughout Asia the work of the 
Lord meets with aggressive spiritual antagonists. 
Despite the opposition, conviction in his cause keeps 
Paul on task. His advice for cuirent Taylor students is to 
identify their own "passions." that which the Lord has 
emblazened on their hearts, and commit themselves to 
accomplishing that thing. 

"The spiritual life of the campus and the various 
extracurricular activities in which I was involved 
really gave me many opportunities to work with 
others and try my hand at leadership." Paul says. His 
youngest daughter. Bethany, is a cuirent student. 

Paul's commitment to leadership in the face of 
spiritual antagonism has led him from Taylor to 
Thailand, an unanticipated but appreciated path. 


Dan 74 and Sue 78 Craig " 

The most recent development in Dan 
'74 and Sue (Herbster '78) Craig's 
journey Froni Here to There has been a 
shift of focus from career to family. The 
path that brought them to this point has 
been a long one. involving two stops at 
Taylor for both of them. 

When Dan came to Taylor in 1 970. he 
had not made a personal commitment to 
Christ. Understandably, his most 
significant Taylor experience was 
becoming a Christian. Sue came to Taylor 
in 1975. but her family was uncertain they 
could make the payments required each year. Besides 
witnessing God's faithfulness in financial provision, 
Sue's life was most affected by the discipline and the 
sense of God's sovereignty she learned. 

Dan and Sue's years as Taylor students did not 
overlap, but when both returned to Taylor as 
professors in 1980 they began dating and were 
mamed three years later. In 1984. they relocated to 
Indianapolis, where Dan began his current job with 
National City Bank. Sue taught and coached 
basketball at Southport High School for two years 

before assuming the role of coordinator 
of women's ministry at their church. 

Around 1988 they began thinking of 
starting a family, but discovered that 
fertility problems would make having a 
child difficult. Low-grade fertility drugs 
proved effective, and Laura was born in 
1995. Sue discontinued her full-time 
ministry to become a full-time parent. 
Learning to parent after years of focus 
on career and ministry was complicated 
by the frustration of unsuccessful efforts 
to have another child. The Craigs turned 
to an adoption agency. After many months, they were 
chosen to receive a child, but when the birth mother 
finally delivered, she decided to keep her baby. 

After that disappointment, Dan mentioned the 
possibility of international adoption, and Sue realized 
that God had been preparing her heart to adopt a 
Chinese child. Laura had asked for a sister, and 97 
percent of Chinese adoptions are girls. "Now," says 
Sue, "our dossier is in China, and we're waiting ... It's 
an amazing thing to pray for a child who is probably 
already born in another counti"y."-L/7;cfy Beam '99 

TA"n.OR Summer 1999 

Cassandra Smith '88 

As a little girl, Cassandra (Edgecombe '88) Smith 
played school, with her dolls and the sofa cushions as 
pupils. As a high school graduate, she left her 
Bahamas home and traveled to Taylor where she 
graduated with a degree in elementary education. 

Smith, whose husband Dave is a '94 graduate, has 
now returned to the Bahamas and is the principal of 
Sesame Academy. She leads a teaching staff of 10, 
overseeing 160 kindergarten and primary students. 
Her principal's position has given her a diverse 

"Each day is so different that I've learned how to 
expect anything and just be prepared for everything," 
Smith says. "I've had to teach when teachers were 
absent, cook when the cook was out or clean when the 
custodian was absent. I do the banking, ordering, 
supervising and I've even done some carpentry and 
plumbing. I am also responsible for discipline." 

Smith's hands-on approach to leadership is 
modeled after examples she saw while at Taylor. 

"Taylor really believes in servant leadership," 
Smith says. "I saw this so many times when Jay and 
Daryl would have a conversation with you. It made 
me feel like I was somebody." 

Just as Dr. Kesler and Dr. Yost helped Smith 

Soon Hoong L^e '93- 

On May 23, 1993. mass communication major 
Soon Hoong Lee received her graduation diploma and 
towel from Taylor University. The seeds of ministry, 
planted in her heart since her late teens, had for four 
years been watered by drops 
of wisdom and knowledge. 

Upon graduation, Lee's 
first steps took her back to 
Singapore Youth for Christ, the 
Christian organization where 
she worked before leaving for 
Taylor. Her ministry in SYFC 
was to work alongside 
YoungLife, an American 

Christian outreach to international students in Singapore. 
In the YoungLife ministi^, she worked together with 
another Taylor graduate, Gina Fausnight '93. 

Leaving these ministries, Lee joined an 
international advertising agency. It would be four 
years before she would begin her journey to Japan, the 
place that God had called her to help evangelize. 

After receiving a "spiritual nudge," Lee knew that 
it was time to begin the work for which God had 


beji^l-in hefself, S 
tries to do the same 
teachers and students...^ 
Sesame Academy's*tTiem" 
^^^_, for the year is "Build 
"-^'^"^ ^ ^^iws Self-Esteem Through 
Realizing Self- Worth." a concept intended to build 
confidence and positive attitudes. She has found the 
best way to begin building self-esteem within the 
students is to nurture the teachers' sense of self-woith. 

Smith serves outside the academy as well. She is 
the director of deaf ministries at her church, with the 
goal of increasing sensitivity toward those with 
hearing difficulties. Sensitivity to the needs of others 
is a special characteristic Smith possesses. After 
graduating from Taylor, Smith worked in the 
admissions office where she went beyond the call of 
duty to reach out to international students, a desire 
that is close to her heart. 

Despite the distance. Smith's commitment to Taylor 
has not faded. She and Dave, who now works for Lloyds 
Bank International, are co-directors of the Bahamas 
Taylor Club, a social group that unites prospective 
students, alumni and visiting faculty and staff. 

prepared her. On May 27, 1998, after working with 
her church for a year, Lee arrived in Japan. 

Barely had her feet touched Japanese soil when the 
reality of her situation hit home. Yes. Lee was 
definitely in the will of God, but what next? 

Learning the language would be among the first 
and most important steps that Lee would take during 
her early days in Japan. Lee conducted English 
classes, both to help educate her students and as a way 
to build relationships that might provide an avenue to 
share the gospel with them. 

Singaporean by birth, Lee's multicultural ministry 
reaches out to war orphans who were left behind in 
China after World War II. These Japanese, who were 
raised in China for the greater part of their lives, often 
return home and face discrimination from their own 
people because of their inability to speak the 
language. Lee also works with children, teenagers and 
young adults. 

Having labored faithfully for almost a year, Lee 
hopes that her ministry will soon prove fruitful and 
she looks to the future as she holds to God's promises 
for her ministry's increase-Yolanda Delevaux '01 

Summer 1999 TAYLOR 9 

Is the Trojan track team poised to bring 
Taylor University its first-ever NAIA national 
championship? Some team members think 
so, or if not a team championship, at least 
several individual titles. With the help of "a 
300-pound softy," a former baseball player, a 
hurdler that spurned the Big 10, and the ever 
present "Kenyan Connection," coach Chris 
Coy's Trojans feel they are poised to make 

Tim Kitonyi leads the pack in the 800-meter run. 

"We"i"e the Hoosiers of track and field,"" quips senior 
Joe Cebulski, referencing the 1985 motion picture 
about a David versus Goliath match-up in which a 
small school defeats a large school for the state 
championship. When Cebulski first anived in Upland, 
he came as a baseball player and the track complex was 
simply the place where home runs landed. After his 
freshman season with the baseball team, a season in 
which Cebulski saw little playing time and slipping 
grades, he decided to leave baseball to get his 
academics in order. While the grades improved, he 
missed competition. Acting on his father's suggestion 
that he try the track team, Cebulski found himself 
immediately in the javelin, discus, high jump and just 
about any other event that came to Coach Coy"s mind. 
Just two years later, Cebulski finds himself ranked the 
seventh best decathlete in the nation and feels that the 
sky"s the limit for the future. ■"It"s pretty amazing."" he 
states. "I feel like a kid in a candy store."" 

During the indoor track season, Taylor finished third 
in the NAIA championship meet. This feat was made 
even more noteworthy in that only seven Taylor 
athletes competed in the meet, garnering 1 1 Ail- 
American awards. In winning the 55-meter high 
hurdles, junior Darren Youngstrom set a national record 
for the event and went on to win the pentathlon. As a 
high school track athlete, Youngstrom received 
overtures from Big 10 schools but felt God's leading to 
come to Taylor to study education. Once in Upland, he 
wasn"t sure he wanted to run competitively for the 

"I was looking for a bigger challenge,"' says 
Youngstrom of his early reticence, "but it turned out to 
be just what I needed." Only one NAIA athlete is 
ranked ahead of Youngstrom in the 400-meter 
intennediate hurdles. "He won"t be first for long," 
Youngstrom says with a twinkle in his eye. 

"A 300-pound softy,"" is what Joe Cebulski calls 
teammate Stevimir Ercegovac (Steve to his American 
teammates), a shot putter and discus thrower from the 
former Yugoslav republic of Croatia. Although he was 
recruited by the University of Arizona, Ercegovac 
wanted a smaller college atmosphere to call home. 
While his home is now Upland, his "house"" is a neat 
little corner of the Glass Track and Field Complex, 
where Ercegovac already has unleashed a school- 
record throw of 62" 6"', good enough for a #1 national 
ranking. "I could improve, but I could go down too,"" 
he states. Coach Coy knew he had another special 
athlete in Ercegovac. But the ramifications of that 
ability came to light in a unique way one day when 
after practice Ercegovac approached Coach Coy and 
asked if something could be done to keep his ball from 
rolling into the street some 80 feet away from the push- 
off point. Some changes were made to the shot put 
landing area and a two-by-ten board was installed at 
the base of the chain link fence that rings the complex. 

Tim Kitonyi, Gabriel "Kip" Ropp and Sammy 

Siratei form the Kenyan contingent for this year's 
Trojans. These three, along with Cebulski, Youngstrom, 
Ercegovac and 4x800 runner John Tabor competed in 
the NAIA Indoor Nationals this past winter. Kitonyi, a 
sophomore, ran as a prepster for Starehe Boys Center 
in Nairobi, the same school that produced Shadrack 
Kilemba and Trojan Hall of Famer Murage Njoroge. 

"It's always fun to run,"" says Kitonyi, "but it is more 
fun when Fm competing."" Kitonyi likens his physical 
running to the spiritual act of running from temptation 
- "Both take perseverance."" 

According to Coy, Ropp is favored to either place or 
win in the 5,000-meter run as well as the steeplechase - 
a grueling 3,000-meter run with a hurdle over a pool of 
water on each lap. Kitonyi, Ropp, Siratei and Tabor 
(along with alternate Jason Cussen) are currently third 
in the 4x800 and were runners- 
up in the indoor distance 
medley, a series of 400. 800, 
1200 and 1600 meter runs. 

"I don't know if people 
understand or appreciate the 
caliber of athletes we have,"' 
Coy states of Cebulski, 

Youngstrom and 
Ercegovac, all who are *^ 
ranked nationally in their 
respective top tens. "When we 
talk about national rankings, 
we're saying 'Best in the 
USA." That""s NCAA Division 
I, Division II, NAIA, 

Humility and Christian witness are hallmarks for the 
team. "The object of my running is to use what God has 
given me." says Kitonyi. Cebulski agrees. "To many of 
today's athletes, excellence means anogance ... it cuts 
across the grain to win humbly." Cebulski, who this 
spring won the decathlon in the prestigious Penn 
Relays, relates a story about an experience in a recent 
national meet. When he first arrived and some of the 
other athletes saw he was from a Christian college, 
Cebulski was barely acknowledged. After the meet was 
finished and Cebulski had "won humbly," he was 
invited out for a drink by some of the same athletes 
he'd beaten. Cebulski, who doesn't drink, would have 
relished the witnessing opportunity but had to leave 
with the team. "To fear the world is to lose faith," he 
remarks, but adds that he's looking forward to the day 
that as a college graduate, he'll be free to accept such 

As far as a national championship goes. Coy is 
realistic. "It's possible, but you have to be fortunate 
and everybody has to feel good. We can't have 
anything go wrong." Coy says that a finish in the top 
four would secure a team trophy, and that would be a 
great finish to what has been a spectacular year. 

-James Garringer 


Summer 1999 TA"iT.OR 11 


^|ollege tuition, like the stock 
market, has the uncanny abihty to 
inflict hysteria. Both are rising; both 
leave people wondering how long 
things can go before the bottom 
falls out. Still, it doesn't keep 
people from buying and selling, and 
it doesn't keep prospective students 
from hning up interviews with 
admissions counselors. 

Times were when a student 
could work his or her own way 
through college. But times 
obviously have changed. With 
some estimates showing college 
costs increasing at a rate twice that 
of inflation, the goal of a self-paid 
education is racing into the sunset, 
leaving the masses bewildered in a 
cloud of dust. How true for the 
recent college graduate who 
suddenly reaches the end of grace. 

There, at the foot of Mt. 
Indebtedness, the ten command- 
ments of student loans thunder 
before the unwary crowd still 
daydreaming about the Year of 
Jubilee. The burden of financing 
education at the end of the 20th 
century offers little joy for the 

Arguably, education holds the 
master key to one's professional 
growth. Though some have grown 
to be corporate giants without 
benefit of cap and gown, the 
majority of American young people 
will pursue a college education. 
More than 55 percent of Americans 
ages 20-29, according to a 1998 
U.S. Census report, have pursued a 
college degree. Only 26 percent 
obtained a degree. Of those polled, 
ages 18 and older, few (2.3 percent) 
ever received a terminal degree. 

Though the reasons students do 
not finish college are many and 
varied, cost ranks high on the list. 

Realizing the trend in tuition 
hikes has made college an impos- 
sible dream for too many, colleges 
are reducing the rate of tuition 
increases. Some have frozen tuition 
for a year, and others have consid- 
ered offering guaranteed rates to 
incoming students. 

"Colleges are recognizing they 
have to keep costs as low as 
possible," says Tim Nace, director 
of financial aid. 

Taylor University has answered 
the need by trimming the tuition 
increase to 3.9 percent — $748 over 
the $19,000 charged in 1998-99. 

"You are purchasing a 

college education. You 

have to look at what it's 

going to do to your 

long-term financial 

future." -Heather 

(McCready) Taylor 

Most schools earmark a 
significant portion of tuition to 
bolster financial aid — a practice 
known as "tuition discounting." With 
20 percent of its tuition so desig- 
nated, Taylor University has taken a 
more cautious approach than the 
average school, which uses 35 
percent of tuition for this purpose. 

In 1997-98, 79 percent of the 
student body received financial 
aid, totaling $14 million — $6.1 
million as institutional aid. 

Although Mike Kennedy '89 did 
not receive financial aid when he 

was a student, he does not resent the 
reality of his tuition dollars helping 
someone else pay for college. It's a 
way to ensure a more diverse and 
enriching student body, he says, 
"even if I was paying an extra 

"It would be very easy for the 
class of people who go to Taylor to 
become limited," he says. "It 
would make the whole experience 
more shallow." 

While the University does offer 
some merit-based scholarships, the 
primary goal is to meet financial 
need, Nace says. 

The majority of financial aid 
awarded by the University is based 
on the Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid, the FAFSA. The 
financial aid office uses this form to 
create a custom-made package for 
each applicant that includes sundry 
combinations of federal grants and 
loans; work-study opportunities; 
institutional resources, such as 
endowed and annual scholarships; 
and other sources, such as church 
grants and gifts. 

Despite the daunting figures, a 
Taylor education can be affordable 
— a life-shaping experience, the 
benefits of which far outweigh the 
cost. The challenge for students and 
parents is to start early, invest 
wisely, pursue scholarships and stay 
the course to the day of graduation. 
Some are better fit for the journey 
than others. 

Amy (Grant '91 ) Kennedy came 
prepared for college. "I can't say I 
had any surprises," she says. "I 
was well-educated on what I 
needed and what I needed to get." 

A recipient of the renewable 

In 1 997-98, 79 percent of the Taylor student 
body received financial aid - totaling $ 1 4 million. 

12 TAYLOR Summer 1999 

President's scholarship. Amy also 
received an annual scholarship 
established by donor gifts. Her 
parents contributed a PLUS loan, 
and she took out loans and earned 
work-study dollars as a computer lab 
supei^visor. Amy and Mike married 
after her junior year at Taylor 

Jeff Ramsdale came to Taylor in 
1990. the son of JAARSAVycliffe 
missionaries based in Waxhaw, 
North Carolina. The Ramsdales, 
like most missionary families, 
relied on gifts to support their 
ministry. To cover his outstanding 
expenses. Jeff sought federal loans 
and on-campus financial aid. Jeff 
was a president's scholarship 
recipient his freshman year, 
but when his grades 
dropped, so too did the 

A 1994 graduate 
with substantial debt 
from student loans, Jeff i^ 
admits he could have put 
forth a better effort to 
keep his grades up — it 
would have saved him more 
than just a scholarship. "When 
I graduated, I didn't have a grasp 
on what $16,000 of debt was," he 
says. "Students have a hard time 
thinking in those terms." 

A native Canadian, Heather 
(McCready '95) Taylor had set 
high standards of achievement for 
herself. She wanted a quality 
college experience, but she knew it 
would be costly. 

"I knew I could not carry the 
cost myself," she says. "I worked 
hard for scholarships. I thought 
about it every day in high school." 

Years of hard work paid off for 
Heather when she became one of 
three finalists to receive the valued 
Leadership Scholarship, a 
renewable scholarship that paid 80 
percent of tuition. For the 

remaining 20 percent and for her 
room and board fees. Heather says 
she had a helping hand from the 
"National Bank of Dad." 

As driven to succeed in college 
as she was in high school. Heather 
was active in student admin- 
istration and campus activities. She 
was a natural candidate for student 
body president, an office she held 
her senior year. 

As a student representative on 
the University Cabinet, she recalls 
the rising cost of tuition was a 
central concern in cabinet 
meetings. Well acquainted with the 
financial burden many students 
carry. Heather 

has much to say to prospective 
students: "You are purchasing 
a college education. You have 
to look at what it's going to 
do to your long-term 
financial future. Consider 
whether the cost is worth the 

It's never too soon, 
even for young alumni, to 
start saving for their 
children's education. 
Remotely employed in 
Richmond, Va., with 
Muncie-based Ontario 
Systems, the Kennedys 
have two boys: Joshua, 5, 
and Samuel, 1 . Both 
express a somewhat 
nostalgic desire to see 

their sons attend Taylor. But with 
Joshua soon to enter kindergarten 
this fall, the thought of college is far 
from their minds. 

"I want it to be far away. I like 
having my babies at home," Amy 
says. But, "if I were to give myself 
advice I would say we're behind 
the 8-ball." 

Mike says they have not started 
saving for their boys' educafion, 
which, for Joshua, could be 
upwards of $200,000 for four 

years, based on a yearly 


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"Right now we"re in a debt-elimination mode. It's 
liard to put money away," lie says. "When I put a 
quarter-million-dollar school bill next to today's need 
for diapers." the diapers win. 

Nace suggests parents of young children should 
start saving as early as possible. Some states, 
including Indiana, have established specific 
investment opportunities to help families save for 
college. Nace recommends parents seek the counsel of 
a "quality financial planner" to sift through the array 
of options to find what works best for them. 

High school students should begin taking active 
steps toward college their junior year by researching 
scholarship opportunities and seeking ad\ice from 
guidance counselors. High school seniors planning to 
enter college the following year should mail a 
completed FAFSA form as soon as possible after 
January 1 . The forms are available after December 1 
from guidance counselors and financial aid offices at 
most schools. Around the first of the year, the 
University mails to students the Taylor Financial Aid 
Form. Both forms must be returned to the Uni\ersity. 
postmarked by March 1 . 

Once the application is received, an award package is 
prepared. Students axe notified of their award by April 
15. Incoming students choosing to recei\e loans are 
required to attend entrance and e.xit counseling sessions, 
conducted by the financial aid office. 

If the process sounds a bit confusing, students and 
parents can find a variety of useful resources on the 
Internet. A good place to start is, a site 
that provides general information, calculators to 

estimate future tuition, application forms, descriptions 
of various loan programs, a "to do" check list, and 
links to other useful sites. 

" seems to be the granddaddy of all the 
other sites," Nace says. "That's the one we 
recommend to everyone." 

While the financial aid office seeks to provide 
everything they can for each student, it is limited by 
available resources and federal regulations. 

"We can't always give them what they want," 
financial aid secretary Joan Hobbs says. 

Joan can empathize. She attended a private Christian 
college in the mid 1960s. Because she did not choose a 
local university, her parents felt it would be best for her 
to supply her own funds. She sought financial aid from 
the school, but did not receive any aid to meet her needs. 

Joan now finds herself helping others cope with 
similar situations. "When I see students crying 
because of their financial aid, I know why," she says. 
"My husband and I felt the same way back in those 
days. We. too, wondered how we could ever pay for 
college: but God did supply our needs." Joan now sees 
that the difficult financial time actually allowed her to 
grow closer to God. 

For Joan and the other financial aid office staff, the 
joy that comes from seeing students grow and make it 
through college is worth all the effort they give. And 
it's only natural. "I would like to make a difference," 
she explains. "I have always wanted to." 

Randal Dillinger '95 lives in Miincie witli his wife. Stephanie, 
and iheir five-year-old daughter. Natalie Kerr. They attend Miincie 
Alliance Church. Randv works at the Mitncie Star Press. 

iuition and fees are just one source of revenue for the Uni\ersity: likewise, academic 

expenses are just one source of expenditures. The revenue and expenditures can be divided into 
several general catesories. as shown below. 

grit tits and contracts 


utilities, facilities and physical plant 

tlaries and ivages 



*dining commons, rooms, bookstore, etc. 




Regardless of the institution, a 
college education is a pricey 
endeavor. Like any other major 
purchase, students must be certain 
the value of the product is worthy 
of the price tag attached. 

The current total of Taylor 
tuition, room and board, health 
services and fees is $19,748 - a 
moderate figure in comparison to 
member schools within the 
Christian College Consortium, an 
organization of 13 Christian liberal 
arts institutions to which Taylor 
belongs. In fact, Taylor's costs are 
just $9 above the average. 

If Taylor's tuition continues to 
rise at the 3.94 percent it did this 
year (a conservative figure as 
most institutions average a 6 to 7 
percent annual increase), children 
starting at Taylor 25 years from 
now will face tuition fees of over 
$51,000. (To estimate the cost for 
other years, see 
The economy, of course, should 
increase at a rate comparable to 
the cost of tuition, making the 
figure somewhat less staggering. 

Despite the costs, a recent 
article in Christianity Today (April 
1999) tmds that Christian liberal 
arts education is a growing trend 
across the United States. Statistics 
from the newly renamed Council of 
Christian Colleges and Universities 
(formerly the Coalition) cite 
increasing enrollment rates that are 
growing four times faster than 
enrollment at other private 
institutions. In fact, enrollment at 
CCCU schools increased 24 percent 
from 1990 to 1996. 

Part of this growth is attributed to 
the worth of the education students 
receive for their sometimes-higher 
tuition payments. Proving the value 
of a Taylor education is not a 
challenge - research indicates a 
Taylor education is well worth the 
price tag. 

Jack Letarte, institutional 

researcher, conducts surveys on 
alumni two to six years after their 
graduation to determine their 
satisfaction with their education 
and career readiness. The results 
leave Taylor educators and 
administrators with statistics of 
which to be proud. Eighty-four 
percent of Taylor alumni from the 
class of 1994 ranked themselves at 
or above co-workers on the first 
job. Almost 48 percent of the same 
class have pursued some form of 
continuing education, and 91 
percent rated their preparation for 
further study as good or excellent. 
The value of an education also 
must be measured by the 

The best indicator of 

the value of a Taylor 

education is the 

testimony of 

graduates who are 

pleased with their 

own education and 


satisfaction of students. Steve 
Mortland, director of admissions, 
takes great pleasure in referencing 
a Consortium study that finds 
Taylor students rank their 
satisfaction with the University 
very high in areas such as campus 
environment, academic advising, 
support services, instructional 
effectiveness and recruitment and 
financial aid. In fact, Taylor placed 
number one or two in all 1 1 areas. 

"It was very encouraging to find 
that our students have some of the 
highest expectations among the 
comparison group of students, but 
with those high expectations they 
also have the highest degree of 
satisfaction," Mortland says. "It 
probably means that we are doing a 

good job of delivering what we 

A national study by UCLA 
found 91 percent of Taylor students 
would definitely or probably 
choose to reenroll. The average 
among other private schools was 
only 80 percent. 

Academically, Taylor is one of 
only a handful of Council schools 
that have selective admissions 
standards. The average ACT score 
of incoming 1998 Taylor students 
is 26.3, 4.5 points above the 
cun-ent national average for college 
bound seniors. Results of the 1996 
Academic Profile Test indicate that 
Taylor students graduate with well- 
above average academic ability as 
well. Taylor students averaged in 
the 90"' percentile for all seven 
areas tested, including 
mathematics, natural sciences, 
critical thinking and writing. 
National norms for the same 
categories ranged from the 3 1 "' to 
50"' percentiles. 

Students are satisfied with their 
spiritual growth while at Taylor as 
well. Ninety-eight percent of 
Taylor students reported they grew 
much or very much while students. 

But the best indicator of the 
value of a Taylor education is the 
testimony of graduates who are 
pleased with their own education 
and development. Paul Ritchie '99 
graduated from Taylor this spring 
with a job in place as a stockbroker 
for Charles Schwab. He credits his 
quick job search with a Taylor 
education. "Integrity is very 
important for stockbrokers," 
Ritchie says. "You have to trust the 
people you hire. 1 think that goes 
along with Taylor." 

Most of all, however, Ritchie 
says he finished Taylor with a 
balanced view of hfe and a God- 
centered approach to living. And 
that, he says, is a valuable 

Summer 1999 TAYLOR 15 



The vast intellect, wide and deep learning, and 
luxuriant imagination of C. S. Lewis resulted in 
logical, lucid, and loving poetry and prose, filled 
with laughter and relevant to our lives. These 
characteristics enabled Lewis to be versatile in 
several ways. It is this versatilirs' which will ensure 
that he will continue to speak to people in the 21st 

First of all, his versatility is shown by the variety 
of issues he addresses. He describes the nature of 
Christian love (in fact, all kinds of love), faith, 
prayer and almost every aspect of the Christian 
life. He points out the danger of the desire to be in 
the "inner ring," and the dangers of scientism and 
bureaucracy. These are just a small sample of the 
many topics he writes about. Every idea is clearly 
articulated, amply illustrated, and, usually, pushes 
us to think more deeply and with a different point 
of view than we had ever done before. 

An e.xample of his insight into human nature is 
the following verse. 

Erected by her sorrowing brothers 

In memory of Martha Clay. 

Here lies one who lived for others; 

Now she has peace and so have they. 
Lewis once said of Tolstoy that when you read 
his descriptions of family life, vou wonder, "How 
did he know about us, when did he eavesdrop in 
our house?" Just so, when Lewis writes about 
college politics, we wonder when did he attend our 
faculty meetings. His versatility also is shown by 
the many different areas of scholarship he uses to 
clarify- any difficulty he is exploring. He uses 
concepts and ideas from theolog)', history, 
psvchologv', science and mathematics as well as 
from his own fields of literature and philosophy. 

For example, he uses the mathematical concept 
of higher space dimensions in about a dozen of his 
books, both fiction and non-fiction, to illustrate 
theological ideas. The 1996 issue (Vol. 13) of VII: 
An Anglo-American Literary Review contains an 
article which explains the concept. He also uses 
many other mathematical concepts to enrich his 
writings. Mathematicians are especially intrigued 
bv his use of mathematics, but most people know 
enough math to be helped b\' his use of this 
subject. This is especially significant since Lewis 
failed the mathematics section of the entrance 

exam to Oxford University. 

That failure was due to his inability to get the 
right answer to arithmetical calculations or 
algebraic manipulations. He did like geometry 
and perhaps that is whv he understood the nature 
of mathematics in spite of his inability to do it 
well. In "Mere Christianin'," in the chapter Is 
ChristiiDiity Hard or Easy? he uses the learning of 
geometry to illustrate his point that it may be 
hard at first to take up our cross, but if we do 
then his yoke is easy. While if we don't do the first 
then it is hard, in fact, impossible. "Teachers will 
tell you that the laziest boy in the class is the one 
who works hardest in the end. They mean this. It 
you give two boys, say a proposition in geometrv 
to do, the one who is prepared to take trouble 
will try to understand it. The lazy boy will try to 
learn it by heart because, for the moment, that 
needs less effort. But six months later, when thev 
are preparing for an exam that lazy boy is doing 
hours of miserable drudgery over things the other 
understands, and positively enjoys in a few 

Finallv, the different literarv genres and the 
different styles in each enable him to speak to 
almost everyone. He wrote poetry, children's fairy 
tales, science fiction, various other kinds of 
fantasv, and nonfiction. If a person does not like 
one genre, he will probably like at least one other 
that Lewis used. Even within one genre he has 
many styles. Each of the three books in his space 
trilog\' has its own unique flavor. His fantasy 
includes widely different kinds of books. 

Compare "The Screwtape Letters," "The 
Great Divorce," and "Till We Have Faces" to see 
what I mean. Even if some part of his writings go 
out of style, there will always be some other part 
which will make people pause and consider 
something they had never considered quite the 
same way before. 

Therefore, his insight into human nature and 
into the nature of God, his fertile imagination 
and the breadth of his learning which enabled 
Lewis, through his writings, to help us see many 
issues more clearly and to do it in many genres 
and st\'les will continue to enrich the lives of 
people into the 21st century and beyond. 

- David NcuhouSL'r 

Individuals with an interest in Lewis and related authors will enjoy Taylor's 
Frances White Enbank Colloquium, hosted by the C. S. Lewis and Friends 
Committee. The Colloquium. Nov. 12-14, offers scholars and lay-scholars the 
opportunit) to explore the mind and diverse works of some of the 20"' 
century's greatest authors. For more information on attending the Collo- 
quium, contact Dr. David Neuhouser at 256 W. Reade .\ve., 
Lpland, I.N 46989-1001, or check the website at 







la: 'it*5imoiTiiw 

In my role as chair of the Boai'd of Trustees, it is 
my privilege to announce several significant activities 
that were acted upon during the recent Board of Trustees 
meeting May 19-21, 1999. First, after many years of 
praying, ground was broken for a new student commons 
at Fort Wayne. This new facility will greatly benefit the 
student life on this growing campus. Likewise, it was 
reported that ground was broken on May 12. 1999, for 
an expansion of the Hodson Dining Commons at Up- 
land. This new addition will enhance the facilities for 
student dining as well as events such as Parents Week- 
end, Homecoming and other special dining activities. 

The Board was pleased to accept a major gift from 
Coburn and Modelle Metcalf x"45 for the visual arts 
addition at Upland. A resolution to name the facility the 
■'Modelle Metcalf Visual Aits Center" was approved by 
the Boai'd. 

Lastly, it is my privilege to report that the Boai'd of 
Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to name the 
new student activities center on the Upland campus for 
our friend, alumnus and current president, Dr. Jay 
Kesler. This naming will commemorate the more than 
40 years of servanthood that Jay and Janie have given to 
young people through their ministry at Youth for Christ 
and their tenure at Taylor University. Please continue to 
pray with me as we strive to keep Taylor "focused on the 

G. Roselun Kerlin 

Chair of the Board of Trustees 

New student center to 
honor Jag and Janie 





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Gronndhreaking begins on new facilities 

Mag was a month of gronndhreaking on hoth 
isampnses. In Upland, constrnction hegan on 
the addition to the Hodson Dining Commons. On 
the Fort Wagne campns. a ceremong was held 
to christen the constrnction of the new Stndent 
Commons Center. 

Hodson Dining Commons 

Construction of the addition to the Hodson 
Dining Commons is in its early stages. The 
new rooms will more than double the 
current banquet space. 

Student Commons Center 

Groundbreaking began with a few shovels of dirt 
dug by Vice President for Development Gene 
Rupp, Campaign Director Jerry Cramer, Foellinger 
Foundation Representative Barbara Burt, Dr. Jay 
Kesler, Board Chair G. Roselyn Kerlin, Dr. Daryl 
Yost and Associate Vice President for Develop- 
ment Sherri Harter. 



Kesler leadership brings credibilitg to Umversitg 

Across the 
country, the 
Taylor name is 
nearly synony- 
mous with that 
of its leader. 
Dr. Jay Kesler, 
and his wife, 
Janie. Dr. 
Kesler holds a 
position among contemporary Christian 
authors and leaders and adds to the credibility 
of the University, helping Taylor make its 
mark as a forerunner in liberal ails education. 

Dr. Kesler graduated from Taylor in 
1958. He then served as president of Youth 
for Christ before returning to his alma 
mater as president in 1985. The author of 
nearly 20 books and the recipient of six 
honorary doctorates. Dr. Kesler continues to 
publish books and articles and speak to 
audiences frequently. In addition to his 
service at Taylor. Dr. Kesler is a founding 
board member with Prison Ministry Fellow- 
ship, led by Chuck Colson, and is actively 
involved with the National Prayer Breakfast 
and other civic opportunities. 

Much loved by students. Dr. Kesler has 

an open-door policy and regularly mentors 
small groups of young men. His unique 
ability to be funny, relevant and authentic 
makes him a favorite speaker - at Taylor's 
chapel services and across the country. 

"Jay stands for everything the Univer- 
sity promotes - the Bible, evangelism, 
young people, stability," says Wah 
Campbell, associate dean of students. 

Working alongside Dr. Kesler is his 
wife, Janie. whom Campbell considers an 
excellent role model for students. Mrs. 
Kesler x''59 has been devoted to her family 
since her marriage to Jay in 1957. She is an 
avid reader and enjoys playing the piano 
and painting. The first lady of the Univer- 
sity, Mrs. Kesler assumes a presence at 
Taylor that cannot be missed. She and Jay 
have served as wing leaders, and Janie 
frequently opens her home to students and 
campus visitors. 

The Keslers" joint leadership of the 
University has prompted the Board of 
Trustees to announce plans for the Kesler 
Student Activities Center to be built on the 
Upland campus. Fundraising cuirently is 
underway for the center, a tribute to the 
Keslers' decades of service and in honor of 
Dr. Kesler's June 2000 retirement. 


1 raise 

In celebration for God's blessings. Gene 
Rupp and Jeriy Cramer don their money 
ties. Throughout various pinnacles in 
the campaign. Gene and Jerry wear these 
ties to foster an environment of cele- 
bration and thanksgiving. 

Ebenezer stones reminders of faithfulness 

Over the yeai's, I've developed quite a reputation 
I or my ties - 1 have around 60 or 70. Despite the 
number, I have my favorites that I wear frequently, 
and a few unique ones I save for special occasions. 
Jerry Cramer, the director of our capital cam- 
paign, is the same way. He and I both have a money 
lie. printed with dollar bills all over. Just the other 
day, we wore our money ties to celebrate the recent 
blessings of the campaign. 

Taylor has received some generous gifts lately, 
like the $1.5 million for the Modelle Metcalf Visual 
Arts Center, and the donation that made the Hodson 
Dining Commons expansion possible. In fact, we've 
exceeded $53 million - a tremendous cause for rejoicing. 

I'm reminded of the story from 1 Samuel, where the people placed a stone, called 
Ebenezer, as a reminder of God's faithfulness. As we broke ground in Fort Wayne for the 
student commons center. I couldn't help but think of the Ebenezer stones God is allowing us 
to raise on our campuses. None of these stones could be raised without the smaller, faithful 
donations of $10 and $20 and $100. These gifts are the backbone of our campaign, each one 
a monument to the faithfulness of our Father and the sphit of our graduates and friends. 

Jerry and I are both known for our ties, but we're also known for a little phrase we say 
frequently - "To God be the glory." May God have all the gloi^ that comes from this Uni- 
versity and from our lives. 6/ v/ /O 

Prau for the Taulor Tomorrow Campaign 

"Do not Ije anxious almut anything, but in everything by prayer 
and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And 
the peace of God. ivhich transcends all understanding, will guard 
your hearts and your minds in Christ ./esus. " Philippians 4: G. 7 


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Leadership Update 

l!!S:".- "^ Timeline for searcli announced 

resolution for dining 
commons addition 

An upcoming addition to the 
Hodson Dining Commons 
will more than double the banquet 
space and maive the building more 
accessible for individuals with 
physical disabilities. 

The dining addition is financed 
by a major gift from Art and Nelle 
Hodson and smaller gifts from other 
donors. The new banquet facilities 
will be named in honor of Nelle 
Alspaugh Hodson "43. The Board 
passed a naming resolution for the 
addition at the May Board meeting. 

The downstairs restrooms will 
be renovated and an elevator will 
be installed to make the facility 
more accessible. 

The Board of Trustees has 
announced that Taylor 
University is seeking a new 
president. The Board is looking for 
an experienced, proven leader, who 
will embrace the tradition, ethos and 
vision of Taylor and will empower 
and propagate its core values, faith 
and learning. The new president will 
succeed Jay Kesler, who will 
become chancellor on July 1. 2()()(). 
after 15 years of distinguished 
presidential leadership. 

The chairman of the Board of 
Trustees, G. Roselyn Kerlin, has 
appointed a Presidential Search 
and Screen Committee to assist the 
Board in the search process. The 
committee is composed of eight 
board members, one faculty 

Characteristics/qualifications for President 

Spiritual Leadership: Taylor 
University is seeking an evangelical 
Christian with a clear sense of divine 
calling to the ministry of higher 
education. Committed to the 
institutional church and the inter- 
denominational character of the 
university, this person must demon- 
strate the abilities necessary to 
provide spiritual leadership for all 
university constituencies. Willingness 
to aftlnn and embrace the university 
mission statement, statement of faith, 
and life together covenant is pivotal. 

Educational Leadership: 
Committed to academic excellence, 
this individual should personify, as 
well as be able to articulate, the 
"whole person" educational 
philosophy of Taylor University. 
Accomplished in both academic 
scholarship and organizational 
leadership, the university president is 
expected to create and maintain a 
visionary and entrepreneurial educa- 
tional environment for a multi- 
campus culture with a growing and 
diverse student body requiring both 
traditional and nontraditional 
programs. The Taylor University 
president must articulate, teach. 

defend and promote academic 
scholarship within the framework of 
Christian doctrine and thoughtful 
reflection as it relates to a pragmatic 
and utilitarian world. An earned 
doctorate is preferred. 

Institutional Leadership: The 
Taylor University president must be 
a team builder. Realizing and 
appreciating the multidimensional 
nature of the existing university 
communities, this leader should 
demonstrate proven ability to unify 
and synergize such communities 
into a dynamic, purposeful 
institution. Such an accomplishment 
requires a well-balanced worldview, 
excepdonal insight, outstanding 
communication skills, a trusted and 
comfortable rapport with all 
university communities, and a clear 
grasp of the maiketing imperative of 
a Christian liberal arts insdtution. 
This accomplishment should be 
implemented through a management 
style that promotes transparency, 
collegiality. achievement, 
accountability, and support. The 
ability to attract, develop and 
maintain strong financial support of 
the university's mission is crucial. 

member and the vice president for 
academic affairs of the University. 

The Search and Screen 
Committee established the 
presidential profile (below) and is 
actively seeking candidates who 
meet the criteria. The committee 
plans to provide a short list of 
candidates to the Board in January 
2000 for consideration. Following 
the January 2000 meeting of the 
Board of Trustees, the committee 
will invite the candidates to both 
campuses for interviews. 

After the interviews, a special 
meeting of the Board of Trustees 
will be called in March or April 
2000 to select a candidate to be the 
next president of Taylor University. 
-Kenneth Flanigan, coimnittee chair 

Board approves proposal 
for new Kesler Student 
Activities Center 

Anew building on the Upland 
campus will someday bear Dr. 
Kesler's name. At the May meeting 
of the Board, a proposal was 
approved to name the Kesler 
Student Activities Center in honor 
of Jay and Janie Kesler. An 
anticipated $14 million is needed 
for.the building and endowment, 
which will greatly increase the 
recreational facilities on the 
Upland campus. 

The Board also approved naming 
resolutions for the Hodson Dining 
Commons Banquet Room and the 
Modelle Metcalf Visual Arts Center 
(seepage 22). 

Additional Boiud activities 
included approving a $36 miUion 
budget for the 1999-2000 fiscal year. 

G. Roselyn Kerlin completed her 
term as Board chair and will now 
serve as a member of the Executive 
Committee. Paul Robbins was 
named the new chair of the Boai^d. 

Summer 1999 TAYLOR 17 

C A D E M I C S 

Observatory offers night view 

Astronomy students will 
soon be able to view the 
star-filled Indiana night 
sky without worry about the 
elements, in the relative comfort of 
Taylor's first observatory. After 
months of careful planning and 
hard work, and at a cost of $39,000, 
the motor-driven, aluminum-domed 
facility now sits atop the Nussbaum 
Science Building. The observatory 
awaits only the addition of a 
telescope platform before the 
wonders of the galaxy may be 
sought by star-gazing enthusiasts. 
According to David Prentice, a 
TUU research engineer and the 
designer of the domed enclosure, 
the decision to build the observ- 
atory was made because without a 
dome, students were at the mercy 
of the weather. The astronomy 
class had to take the telescope 
behind Nussbaum to \iew the night 
sky. and in bad weather it was 
impossible to use the instrument. 

Summer in Salzburg 
becomes educational 
opportunity for professors 

Salzburg. Austria, will be the 
classroom this July for three 
Taylor professors. Professor Da\id 
Dickey, director of Zondervan 
Library, and music professors. Dr. 
Barbara Dickey and Dr. Patricia 
Robertson, are participating in the 
36"' annual European Summer 
Study Program in Salzburg. 

David will focus on major 
motion pictures filmed in the 
Salzburg area. Barbara and Patricia 
will team-teach Music and Art in 
Context, in which they survey the 
principal historical eras of art and 
music in the European tradition. 

Participants in the program will 
live in Austrian bed and breakfast 
homes. -Ama M. Smith '87 

Research engineer David Prentice {iecond from 
left) led a team of students who constructed 
Taylor's first observation dome. 

Expected to be fully operational 
soon, the construction of the obser- 
vatory was a joint effort between 
the science research department, 
academic affairs and alumni gifts. 

In addition to this project. 
Taylor's physics department, under 
the direction of Professor Hank 
Voss, recently received a three-year 
$210,000 grant from NASA's 
Goddard Space Flight Center to 
piirticipate in the satellite program. 
— Yolanda Deleveaux '01 

Computer students tackle 
tough contest competition 

Five Taylor University students, 
led by Professor Wally Roth 
"59. competed in the fifth annual 
Ethics Bowl on Feb. 25. 1999, in 
Washington, D.C. Contending 
against 22 teams from across the 
country, participants were asked to 
create solutions for complex 
technological problems. 

Roth hopes to compete at an in- 
state contest in Indianapolis next 
fall. This contest will prepare 
teams for the national contest, 
bringing more involvement from 
Indiana colleges. 

The Taylor team, sixteenth in the 
competition, consisted of Peter 
Brtimmund "99. Amy Yoder '99. 
John Aoun "99, Seth Corduan '01 
and Mark Lora "00. This was the 
first time the team competed at this 
level. "The team that won this yeai" 
[Texas Wesleyan] finished last two 
years ago — it takes experience." 
says Roth. -Ama M. Smith '87 

Fall sabbatical brings business 
ethics scholar to Upland campus 

Taylor University 
Upland will host an 
international scholar 
in the field of 
business ethics next 
fall. Dr. Richard 
Chewnmg chcwning. Baylor 

University (Tex.) professor and 
author, will spend a semester 
working closely with Taylor 
faculty and students. 

Chewning. co-author of 
"Business Through the Eyes of 
Faith." is a leader within his field. 
In 1998 the Christian Business 
Faculty Association established an 
award in his name, citing his 
passion for the integration of faith 
and business. 

While on campus. Chewning will 
encourage faculty and students to 
further integrate their academic 
fields with their faith. In a course for 
faculty members titled "Associating 
Scripture with the Academic Disci- 
plines."" Chewning will discuss 
natural and biblical presuppositions 
that direct development. 

Chewning's time at Taylor is 
part of a contract with Baylor 
University that allows him to 
take a sabbatical each fall in 
order to teach at other Christian 
institutions. Taylor is the fourth 
school to participate in this 
program; previously Chewning 
spent the fall semesters at Indiana 
Wesleyan, Cedarville and Geneva. 

18 TAYLOR Summer 1999 

Fort Wayne Campus 

Groundbreaking begins on Student Commons 

After months of planning and 
waiting. gioundbreai<ing for the 
TUFW student commons center 
occuiTed at the meeting of the Board 
of Trustees, on Friday. May 21 . 

The ceremony featured 
representatives from the Board, 
administration, and each area to be 
housed in the new complex. 
Student representatives also 
participted in the celebration for 
the latest result of the Taylor 
Tomorrow Capital Campaign. 

"We want this facility to be a 
vibrant and vital force in this 
community." said Dr. Daryl Yost. 
provost and chief administrative 
officer of the Fort Wayne campus. 
Board Chair G. Roselyn Kerlin 
called the center a "place where 
community will begin." 

Construction of the new facility 
was made possible through a $ 1 
million anonymous donation, a 
$4.8 million grant from the Lilly 
Endowment, Inc., and a recent 
$500,000 grant from the Foellinger 
Foundation of Fort Wayne. 
Additional funding is being sought 
from other donors. 

Actual construction will begin 
during the summer, says Yost. He 
anticipates an August 2001 
completion date - in time for use 
in the fall semester. The student 
commons is the first scheduled 

building project for the Fort Wayne 
campus from the $75 million 
Taylor TomoiTow Capital 

Construction of the new facility 
is much anticipated. "After 16 
years on the Fort Wayne campus, I 
believe this is really one of the 
exciting highlights of the Fort 
Wayne campus history," says 
Sheiri Harter, TUFW associate 
vice president for development. "It 
is symbolic of growth and vision." 

The new student commons will 
house a cafeteria, student lounges, 
post office, bookstore, campus 

President Kesler led the cheers at the ground- 
hreiiking for the uew Student Commons Center. 

safety, prayer room, student 
development, career services, 
conference rooms, a recreation 
center and other work rooms. 

TUFW liolds first Honors College 

High school students from 
across the country will make 
their way to TUFW this summer 
for the first Fort Wayne Summer 
Honors College. N. Adam 
Carrigan, program coordinator and 
a TUFW admissions counselor, 
anticipates approximately 30 
students, between their junior and 
senior years of high school, will 
attend the month-long program. 

Much like the Upland Summer 
Honors Program, TUFW's program 
will offer high school students the 
opportunity to live on a college 
campus and take courses for credit. 

Carrigan believes the program 

offers a valuable experience for 
students: not only do they exper- 
ience life on a college campus, they 
recei\ e tuition-free college credit in 
the process. Students attending the 
honors program pay only for their 
room, board and textbooks. 

"We are planning the Honors 
College as a service to the students, 
but we hope some of them get 
excited about the University and 
return." Cairigan says. 

The Fort Wayne Honors College 
is June 20 through July 23. In 
Upland, the Summer Honors 
Program is June 19 through July 23. 

Tlimas text on missionary goes to second printing 

Tiimiis with tier 19^8 hook 

The book "Mission Possible," written 
by first-time author Luci Tumas, has 
gone to a second printing, 

A video, telling many of the same 
stories as Tumas' book, received an Angel 
Award in Hollywood for demonstrating a 
high level of morality. The video, "Return 
to Hauna." highlights some of the 
challenges faced by Marilyn Laszlo while 
she translated the New Testament. Laszlo 
retells the stories as she walks through 
Huana Village in Papua New Guinea, 

where she lived for over 20 years. 

Other media that received the Angel 
Award include the recent movie "The Prince 
of Egypt" and "Touched by an Angel." 

Tumas, a secretaiy for Herb Frye in 
admissions at TUFW, was asked to write 
the book about Laszlo's experiences 
because Tumas spent 15 years in Papua 
New Guinea. 

The book was released in 1998 by 
Tyndale House Publishers.-S'o/Y;/; 
Spinney '01 

Summer 1999 TAYLOR 19 


Lecture series integrates 
faith and science and 
honors Dr. Randall 

The University recently honored 
the memory of Dr. Waher C. 
Randall "38, Taylor alumnus, 
former professor and internation- 
ally known researcher, with the 
creation of the Walter C. Randall 
Lecture in Biomedical Ethics. 

The inaugural lecture was held 
at the international meeting of the 
American Physiological Society. 
Approximately 250 scientists and 
physiologists attended this specific 
lecture; over 12,000 delegates were 
at the meetings. 

Dr. Kenneth Dormer, a former 
colleague of Randall, and Dr. 
Charles Webber '69 helped organize 
the lecture as a way to interject the 
Judeo-Christian ethic into science 
and honor Dr. Randall. 

The first lecturer was Frank E. 
Young, a former commissioner for 
the FDA and assistant surgeon 
general. Young spoke on human 
cloning and embryo manipulation. 

Joyce Helyer, associate vice 
president for development, sees the 
series as an opportunity to fulfill 
Taylor's mission of sharing the 
redemptive love of Christ within 
the field of science. 

Indiana General Assembly 
honors Taylor with resolutions 

The Indiana General 
Assembly set aside a few 
minutes of their legislative 
schedules to honor Taylor 
University on Monday. April 19. 
Representative R Eric Turner '74 
and Senator David Ford read four 
resolutions concerning Taylor. A 
resolution is the General Assembly's 
fomial acknowledgment of an 
individual, organization or event's 
commitment to its community and 

The first resolution honored the 
life of Professor Rick Seaman '78, 
who died suddenly on Dec. 13. 1998. 
Seaman was recognized as an 
"outstanding role model for students, 
co-workers, friends and family, 
portraying and embracing a Christian 
spirit in eveiy aspect of his life." 

A second resolution honored 
TUU's annual Community Plunge, 
a day of ser\ice for Taylor freshmen 
and other community members, as 
an activity that builds a community 
mindset in new students from their 
first week on campus. 

George '58 and Jan (Huffman 
.x'60) Glass were honored with 
separate resolutions recognizing 

Rice Pilaf takes comedy on tour 

Caleb Moan '99 is "fitted" for a neiv 
suit by Katherine Forbes '01 and 
Jonathan Tower '99. 

Laughs are abundant at performances of 
Rice Pilaf, an improvisational comedy 
group founded in 1997. The team pertbnns 
on and off campus each semester. An 
average performance may find them 
improvising dialogue while being placed in 
odd poses by audience members. Points are 
awarded by judges from the audience, and 
each show ends in a rapid-fire ad-lib contest. 
This year Rice Pilaf traveled to Boston 
during spring break for a competition 
against Gordon College. A highlight of the 
trip was the Rice Pilaf professional debut 
at Improv Boston. — Liiidy Beam '99 

their commitment to community 
involvements. George, associate 
vice president for alumni relations, 
was recognized as a national leader 
in the world of athletics and a 
community leader in Upland. The 
General Assembly recognized 
George's "dedication to Taylor 
University, the educational and 
spiritual growth of its students, his 
unmatched service and accom- 
plishments in track and field and 
his loving support for his family 
and friends." 

A fourth resolution honored 
Jan's work as an educator and 
guidance counselor, her concern 
for HIV positive or severely 
injured babies, and her work to 
educate mothers in low-income 
areas. Jan was named mother of 
the year by the Indiana Chapter of 
American Mothers, Inc., in 1998. 

Current students meet 
alumni role models at 
women's conference 

Taylor University's Women's 
Conference featuring keynote 
speaker Dr. Julie (Reinhart '55) 
Coburn was held on campus Feb. 
1 1 . Seminar presenters encouraged 
the attending students to pursue 
Christ's standards of excellence for 

According to Joyce Helyer, 
associate vice president for 
development, who coordinated the 
event, a total of 140 women - 1 10 
of them Taylor students - took 
time to participate in the day's 
activities. The event proved to be a 
refreshing and stimuladng look at 
life after college and the choices 
women must make as they undergo 
the transition. — Lind\ Beam '99 

20 TAYLOR Summer 1999 


Softball sisters take dad to outstanding season 

When most parents attend 
their daughters" softball 
games, they sit in the 
stands. Joe Lund sits in the dugout. 
As Taylor's head softball coach. 
Joe is both coach and father to two 
teammates. Lindsey "99 and 
Ashley "01. 

Joe's coaching career at Taylor 
began with the soccer team, which 
he continues to coach. He picked up 
softball when Lindsey was a 
sophomore, and agreed to stay 
through Ashley"s senior year, 
bringing some stability to a team that 
had seen four coaches in five years. 

This stability has brought 
positive benefits to the team. The 
season ended with a 25-16 record 
and the title of MCC champs. 

Part of the team's accomplish- 
ments can be attributed to the Lund 
daughters. "Both are excellent ball 
players."" their father says. The 
statistics back him up. His 
daughters have the highest batting 
averages on the team - Ashley 
carries a .416 average, while her 
big sister close behind at .398. 

Despite the close relationship 
the three share, both women claim 

their father shows no favoritism to 
his daughters. 

"I'm still the only person on the 
team who had to run laps for 
anything.'" Lindsey says, recalling 
an incident where she didn't want 
to take groundballs - an attitude 
her father feared would affect the 

Ashley, Joe and Lindsey Lund 

team. Groundballs also caused 
another family incident. A stray 
groundball Joe hit while playing in 
the Taylor field house broke 
Lindsey's nose. "I think he felt 
worse than I did." Lindsey says. 

Ashley believes there is no 
opportunity for preferential 
treatment. "You always know the 
whole team is watching." 

They are watching, says 
Melanie Mannix, a senior third 
baseman, but favoritism is not 
evident. "Coach does a really good 
job of keeping the atmosphere 
balanced. Sometimes he seems 
especially excited when one of his 
daughters does something well, but 
he gets excited for us too."" 

More than other players, 
Mannix understands the unique 
pressures the Lunds face in having 
a sibling on the team. Her sister, 
sophomore Mindy Mannix. is the 
team catcher. "It"s nice to have her 
on the team because there's a 
special support between sisters that 
others don't understand," she says. 

For the Lunds, playing softball 
was a given. Mom Dianne '84 was 
a strong supporter of her daughters" 
athletic pursuits as well. 

"They grew up around athletic 
equipment," Joe says, "but I still 
believe we didn't force them into 
sports." When his daughters laugh 
at his statement, he adds. "But that 
may be open to editorial 

Season highlights 


The baseball team won the last 
six games of its most successful 
conference season ever, posting a 
league mark of 21-7 and an overall 
record of 25-22. Jeremy Roberts' 
.382 batting average led seven 
Trojans who batted over .300 for the 
season, and his four-home-run 
performance was second only to 
Joel Martin's five. Five other Trojan 
ball players batted at a .267 clip or 
better. Dan Rocke (5-2) and Daniel 
Hernandez (5-4) led the pitching 
staff in wins. The Trojan baseball 
team ended the season as MCC 


Seniors Ben Metzger and 
Dwayne Safer as well as senior Jeff 
Hager were MCC All-Conference 
selections this season. The golf 
team celebrated a successful 
season as second in the conference 
going into the MCC golf meet on 
May 7-8. In being named to the All- 
Conference team, Metzger became 
a four-time winner of that honor 
and shot an average of 75.00 in 
conference matches. Hager, a three- 
time All-Conference performer, 
shot a 78.83 for the season and 
Safer averaged 77.86 - making the 
MCC team for the second time. 

WomeiVs Track 

The Lady Trojans track team 
finished fourth in the MCC track 
meet on April 30 - May 1, placing 
one athlete, Christel Deal, on the 
All-Conference team. Deal, who 
finished second in the high jump, 
also finished third in the 400-meter 
intermediate hurdles and fourth in 
the 100-meter high hurdles. Other 
Trojans running well at the MCC 
meet included Jody Thompson 
who finished third in the 800-meter 
run, and Jenny Kline, a second- 
place finisher in the 100-meter 
high hurdles. Shot putter Andrea 
Rea finished third. 

Summer 1999 TA"VTOR 21 

Develop m e n t 

Generous matcliiiig gift adds 
bonus to high Phonathon resufts 

The Upland campus 
concluded its 1999 
Phonathon $28,000 over its 
$100,000 goal. After 13 nights of 
calling and 1516 donations, student 
callers concluded with a record- 
setting Phonathon total. 

Joyce Helyer, associate vice 
president for development, credits 
much of the Phonathon success to a 
$100,000 challenge match from Paul 
and Betty Zurcher. Paul is a member 
of the Taylor Board of Trustees. He 
and his wife own Zurcher Tire, Inc., 
located in Monroe. Ind. 

The Zurchers" challenge matched 
any new or increased gift given to 
the Taylor Fund between Jan. 1 and 
June 30. 1999. 

"The Zurchers believe strongly 
in Christian higher education, and 
they believe all they have is a gift 
from God."" Helyer says. "The 
challenge match was a motivation 
for some alumni to give because 

they knew they could double their 
gift."" Helyer says. 

Helyer noted an apparent 
increase in young alumni giving. 
This, she believes, is due in part to 
Rick Seaman's young alumni 
gi\ing program, positive student 
experiences while on campus, and 
the work of the alumni relations 
office. She also credits the Phon- 
athon success to the organizing 
efforts of Rhonda FowTer. TUU 
assistant for the Taylor Fund and 
Capital Campaign. 

While the primary goal of the 
Phonathon is to raise money for the 
Taylor Fund, which helps students 
with financial aid, Helyer says the 
secondary goal is to minister to 
alumni by encouragement. Callers 
collect prayer requests from alumni: 
the requests are then distributed 
among de\elopment staff members. 
"I find this to be a veiy meaningful 
part of Phonathon."" Helyer says. 

The Zurchers 

Zurchers view money as 
a blessing to be shared 

Ask Paul 
Zurcher how he 
is doing and the 
answer undoubt- 
edly will be, 

attributes his 
positive attitude to certainty in 
God's blessings. The owners of a 
successful tire company, Paul and 
his wife Betty return a portion of 
their blessings through gifts, like 
the Taylor matching gift. 

While Paul is careful to tithe of 
his income, he believes financial 
giving is not enough. "We try to 
tithe of our time and talents, too." 
Paul is emphatic in denying all 
accolades. "We want no glory in 
this thing,"" he says. ""We want 
God to have all the gloiy'" 

Active in their community and 
church, the Zurchers also are 
committed to their family: two 
sons, a daughter, and six 

Visual Arts receives funding boost from Metcalfs 

Just two 
days before 
Day. Modelle 
Metcalf got 
the surprise of 
her life. A 
The Metcalfs proposed 

building on the Upland campus will 
be named in her honor - the 
Modelle Metcalf Visual Arts Center. 

The announcement was made 
Friday, May 7, at a dinner for the 
Metcalf family and Taylor admin- 
istrators. Modelle's husband, 
Cobum Metcalf, made a $ 1 .5 
million donation after speaking with 
Ken Smith, executive director of 
the William Taylor Foundation. 

This is the University's largest one- 
time gift from a living donor, says 
Gene Rupp. vice president for 

The SI .5 million will be added to 
the $700,000 already received for 
the project. More monies must be 
identified before groundbreaking 
can occur. Rupp is working with 
other potential donors to raise the 
remaining amount for the building. 

The proposed building is an 
addition to the cunent commun- 
ications and music centers on the 
Upland campus. When complete, 
the center will include studios. 
classrooms, computer graphic arts 
technology, faculty offices and two 

Modelle came as a student to 

Taylor in the 1940s, but was 
financially unable to complete her 
education. Modelle"s daughter 
Jo Anne Powell '72 is an assistant 
professor of social work at TUFW. 

Powell recalled a family 
gathering where Coburn presented 
his wife with an honorary Taylor 
diploma. Modelle held the diploma 
to her breast and wept, saying, 
"This is what Fve always wanted." 


^^^^^^_^ ^^^^ 




The Modelle Metcalf \ 'isiial Arts Center is the 
third and final phase of the fine arts complex. 

22 TAYLOR Summer 1999 

William Taylor Foundation 



Developing your estate plans • William Taylor Foundation 

This is the first in a series of articles that 
explore important techniques in estate 
planning on a variety of levels. We will 
comment here on wills and living trusts. Future 
articles will focus on more advanced topics. While 
this series does not constitute comprehensive estate 
planning or legal advice, it is designed to provide an 
overview of some techniques readers may wish to 
consider implementing. 

Does Estate Planning Matter? 

While we all know that death cannot be avoided, it 
can be difficult for some to focus on planning in the 
context of their own mortality. About eight out of ten 
people who die each year do so with no estate plan. 
Perhaps without knowing it, they rtin the risk of causing 
their families unnecessary hardship, and quite possibly a 
decreased inheritance. Effective planning for the future 
not only reduces potential death taxes, it also helps 
ensure that property passes to the desired recipients. 
Last Wills and Testaments 

The first tool in an effective estate plan is a will. It 
assures that an individual's property is distributed 
according to his or her particular wishes, and can be 
an invaluable tool in advancing the family's interests. 
Without a will, property would pass under the 
intestacy statutes in the state in which an individual 
dies. Under the laws of most states, for example, if an 
individual dies without a will, leaving a spouse and 
one or more descendents, only a portion of his or her 
separate property would pass to the surviving spouse, 
and the balance would pass downstream to the 
descendents. As discussed below, this may not be the 
most advantageous distribution pattern, and is rarely 
consistent with the individual's actual wishes. 

For parents with young children, a will enables 
them to name a guardian for their minor children; 
courts generally respect the parents' wishes. Absent 
this simple planning step, the court is left to decide 
who should raise their children without knowing the 
parents' preferences. 

Finally, a will enables one to choose who should 
administer and distribute his or her estate, and also 
allows that individual to specify that the estate be 

administered without supervision from the Court, thus 
avoiding public access to information about one's 

Living Trusts 

These documents are often used in the 
contemporary environment to commemorate or 
"package" estate planning instructions. Like wills, 
they contain information that details who is to receive 
an inheritance upon a person's death. Unlike wills, 
however, living trusts typically provide specific 
instructions for managing one's property before death, 
if incapacity occurs because of ill health or advanced 
age. If a living trust is indicated, it becomes the 
centerpiece document in the individual's estate plan. 
The will that accompanies it designates the trust as the 
beneficiary to receive the person's estate. 

There is much misinformation circulating about 
living trusts — for instance, one reads advertisements 
promising that using a trtist will banish death taxes 
altogether, and avoid the "evils" of the probate process 
when one dies. In most cases that is wishful thinking, 
since the delays and expenses people associate with 
administering estates are typically caused by the taxing 
authorities — and they preside over estates whether or 
not a living trust is an integral part of the plan. The 
principal benefit our clients realize from utilizing these 
planning documents relates to management of assets 
during extended disability. 

We will explore specific uses of various kinds of 
trust mechanisms in future articles. If you would like 
more information about estate planning, contact Ken 
Smith, executive director of the William Taylor 
Foundation, at (765) 998-5144. 

Ice Miller Donadio & Ryan publishes and distributes 
information to interested members of the community on a 
variety of legal developments. Authors Gordon Wishard cmd 
Gina Giacone are attorneys in the Personal Senices Group 
at Ice Miller Donadio & Ryan, and work regularly with 
members of the Taylor community. This publication is 
intended for general information purposes only and does 
not constitute legal advice. Readers should consult legal 
counsel in their states of residence. ©1999 Ice Miller 
Donadio & Ryan. All Rights Reserved. 

Summer 1999 TAYLOR 23 

Alumni Notes 


Louise (Hazelton) Wesche 

passed away on April 12 in Xampa, 
ID. She was 91. Iliishaiid Gerald 
Wesche "30 preceded her in death. 
Her sister Florence (Hazelton) 
Hiester siinives. • Charles 
Taylor died on Jan 21 in Warsaw, 
IN. He had been a United Methodist 
minister since 1934. 


Vivien (Myers x) Freese passed 
awav on March 21 in Jacksonville, 
FL. She was a former residence of 
Upland where she was co-owner of 
Freese Printing with her husband 
Hugh Freese x'31. Hugh lives at 
1014 23rd St N.Jacksonville Beach, 
FL 32250. 


Grace (Hedley) Ramsay died on 
March 26 in London, Ontario. 
Grace was vice jiresident of her 
class and 1 of 5 graduates in 1933 
who .started a "Round Robin" letter 
that circulated at least once a 
month for (i6 yrs. Class menther 
P. .\rdath (Kletzing) Hoffmann 
and the other 2 remaining 
newsletter originators intend to 
continue their class newsletter ^on 
can contact .Ardath at 1620 Meadows 
Cir, Rockford, H. 61108. 


Garfield & Marian (Matthew 
x'38) Steednian live at 10"0 W 
Jefferson, Franklin, IN -i6131. 
Email is iuarsteedman@webtv.nel. 


professor for almost 37 yrs at 
Colorado College. His professor 
and mentor at Taylor was Dr G. 
llarlowe Evans. Wife Martha 
(Brown x'42) sunives. She lives at 
309 Yucca (;ir, Colorado Springs, 
CO 80906. 


Wayne Tone x passed away 
suddenly on May 3, 1998. He was a 
preacher for 45 yrs until his 
retirement in 1994. Surviving is 
wife Ethel (.-Vhrams x) who 
resides at 19069 W 60 Hwy, 
Vandaha, MI 49095. 


Rev. Roy David died 

Jidy 1, 1998 in 

Saskatchewan, Canada. 

He sened in Chiishmi & 

Missionan .Alliance 

churches for 46 yrs. He 

also served in the military 

from 1943 to 1946, 

seeing action in the Battle 

of the Bulge. His wife 

Hdith sunives. • Norm & Eunice 

(Berg x) Wilhelmi's address is 

PO Box 250, Montreal, NC 28757. 

Email is ok' • 

Harry "Buzz" & Lorna (Green) 

Williams of Fargo, ND and Jud & 

R,;: R(,y D.u-tii '51 

Opal (Buck) Shoe- 
maker of .\llha, FL met in 
January. Having not seen 
one another for 49 yrs. 
the two couples spent 
se\eral hours reminiscing 
and becoming rcac- 

_ _ Fran ( Was. 

i^y^J Fnch 

Rev. John Hinkle, Jr. retired from 
seminary teaching at Garrett- 
Evangelical Theological Seminan 
after 26 yrs. He served with the 
UMC Board of Global Ministries in 
the Philippine Islands in 1960-64 
ant! was with the Board 
for ~ yrs, establishing 4 
local congregations. He 
sened 1 5 yrs as pastor 
in local congregations 
in the IS and for 4 yrs 
as director of the IN 
Counseling & Pa.stor 
Care Ctr The General 
Board of Higher Ed & 
■MinistiT-UMC. recently 
awarded him a certificate for 
extraordinary commitment. John 
highly valued his education at TU. 
and is especially thankful to Prof 
Thompson. John & wife Martha live 
in .\rhngton llts. IL. 



Dr. Lester Michel passed awa\ on 
Nov 21, 1998. He was a chemistn 

Harry '51 C~ Loriia (Green '51) 
Williams and Jud '51 & Opal 
(Buck '50) Shoemaker 

,\fter 20 yrs of building friendships 
and sharing Jesus on a resene in 
Powell River, British Columbia. Ron 
& Jennifer (Fierke) WiLson have 
moved to Vancouver to continue 
ministiT among First Nations 
people. The\ work with North 
■America Indian Ministries (N.AIM). 
Jennifer would love to hear from 
classmates at 

Fran (Weiss) Fach was 

named executive director 
of the Kentuckiiuia Girl 
Scout Council, headquar- 
tered in LouisviUc, W, 
serxing 24,000 members 
in 5" counties of KT, IN 
and TN. Kentuckiana is 
in the top 10% of Girl 
Scout councils 

nationwide, in both membership 

and geographic size. 


Carolyn (Profitt x) Jensen is 

senior consultant for Keane, Inc, 
She lives in Tampa, FL. Email is 
cjensen 1 @tampabay 


Rev. Stevan Haiflich was 

appointed to the Akron UM Church 
in Oct 1998. He continues to work 
in the North IN conference as 
president of Construction 
Connection. Inc. This organization 
works to develop a network of 
volunteers to help local churches 
make improvements in worship 
centers and clergy housing. He & 
wife Shirley live at 1 13 S West St. 
POBox295,, Akron. IN 46910. 
Email is srhaiflich@hoosierUnk,net. 


Ronald Boise |iassed away on Dec 
5, 199S in Portland, IN. • Bill & 
Barbara Davisson li\e at 395 
Danforth St, Portland. ME 04102. 
Email is bdavis, 
Bill spent the past 2 yrs as 
managing director of Europe for 
Cole-Haan. He is now a consultant 
for European manufacturers. • 
Rebecca Jane Schopp died on Jan 

One of the best parts of my job is compiling and editing class news for each Taylor Magazine. I rejoice with you in the 
blessings and mourn with you as I leani of yotir sorrows. Photograpiis are what bring class news to life for me, and thus I 
regret that we cannot continue to print each one that is sent in. Because of our increasing number of alumni and the 
volume of news we receive each quarter, we will no longer be able to print baby pictures in the magazine. Photographs of 
altimni will still be printed, and family photographs are veiy welcome. Please continue to send in birth announcements 
— we want to hear about our hiture alumni! 
Marty Songer, director of alumni programs 

24 TAYLOR Summer 1999 

28 from complications of a -il-yr 
battle with diabetes. Her body gave 
out, but never her spirit. She lived 
in Englewdod, OH. 


David & Janet Brown live in 
Somerset, England. Their email 
address is dtbrown 


Jessica Leonard is employed as 
director of Nohniteers for Goshen 
General Hospital, Goshen, IN, She 
resides with son Nathan at l.il9 E 
Fairview Ave, South Bend, IN 46614. 


Jim & Susan Nelson & their .i 
children Ryan (19), Sara (l.-i) and 
Ton (ID live in Granger, IN. Jim 
was promoted to director of Health- 
care Credit and Collection at Bayer 
Corp, The family was saddened by 
the loss of Jim's close friend .\rt 
Pelton 75 on.\ug 18, 1998. Jim 
had the honor of speaking at Ms 
funeral. The Nelsons live at 51 105 
High Meadow Dr, Granger, IN 46530. 
Email is • 
Jim & Deborah (Krehbiel) Ryaby 
hve at 9.168 N 1 l.itli Way, Scoltsdide, 
AZ 85259. Email is itr\ 
Deborah would love to hear from 


Gail (Perkins) Cooley received 
her MA in bibhcal counseling from 
Dallas Theol Sem on May 1 . She 
lives at 709 W Buckingham Rd, ■\pt 
6, GaiJand, TK 75040, with sons 
Matthew (15) and Daniel (7), 
Email is • 
P. Lowell Haines has 
been admitted to 
partnership of Baker & 
Daniels, a law firm based 
in IndianapoUs, IN, He 
practices in the areas of 
nonprofit law and 
education. Lowell & wife 
Sherry (Korfmacher) 
hve in Fishers, IN. • 
Michael & Karen Pierce /' Lou 

li\e at 526 Virginia Dr, Bradenton, 
FL 34205. Email is 
• Michael & Elizabeth Snider & 
Christine ( 10) reside at 1543 
Chesham Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 
8090", Michael is customer service 
manager for L\S, an apparel 
wholesaler. Elizabeth is a hospital 
dentist. Em;iil is 


Chuck & Carole Fennig are the 

proud parents of .Matthew Joseph 
born Feb 1". He was officially 
ado]ited on .March 1. Brothers are 
Daniel (6) and Jonathan (5). Email 
them at Chuck-Carole_Fennig 


Pete S Kathnn Shafer are sad to 
inform the Ta\lor family that son 
Daniel Ernest (7) passed away in 
Oct 1998. They are thankful for all 
the prayer and cards they received 
during this difficult time. They are 
also \en thankl'ul for their 15-year- 
old daughter Becky. The Shafers 
live at 1336 Flowerdale .\ve, 
Kettering, OH 45429. EmaU is, • Paul & Lori 
(Jacobsen '81 ) Staup along with 
children David (15) and Jenna (13) 
live at 38 High St, Butler, NJ 0"4(I5, 
Paid is executive director of Grace 
Counseling Ministries in Wayne, NJ. 
They would love to hear from any 
Tl friends w liether you need 
therapy or not! 


Mark Ahlseen is associate 

professor of economics at West 
Virginia Wesleyan College. Email is 


Deb Vogler married 

.\ndy Klotz on Sept 26, 
1998. Deb is a medical 
technologist at St. 
Vincent Hospital and 
,\iidy is an engineer at 
Capital Machine Co. 
They live at 624 Conner 
Creek Dr, Fishers, IN 
■llHcinia '^5 46038. Email is 

.\ • Tom & 
Marlene (Alderink) Lathers 

have moved to 17036 Emerald 
Green, Westfield, IN 46074. Email 
is, • George & 
.\ngela McClane are the proud 
parents of Margo Elizabeth born 
Feb 12, 1997. She has red hair- 
like her Dad! George is now partner 
in the emergency physician staff at 
Grossmont Hospital in San Diego. 
The family lives at 4476 Brighton 
\\e. San Diego, CA 92107. Email is 


Philip & Vicki Heebner along 
withPJ (10) and Steven (9) live in 
Hendersonville. NC. Philip is ihe 
owner of P\V Construction Co. 
Email is pheebner@rocketmail.coiTi. 
They live in the beautiful monntains 
of North Carolina and would love to 
have friends visit anviime you're 
traveling through! • Jim & Kathy 
(Kuechenberg) Mozdren S; their 
4 children have moved to 
Oklahoma to do hill-time ministry 
with Strategic World Impact. SWl is 
a ministn that brings the gospel 
and aid into war zones (such as 
Sudan and Bumia) as weO as areas 
destroyed by natiu'al disaster. The 
Mozdrens' new address is 9980 N 
4000 Rd, Dewey, OK -4029. 


,\ftcr 16 

yrs in 









into a new business. They have 4 

children, Jonathan (6), Brooke (4) 

and David & Danielle ( 1 ) , They are 

excited to be part of several 

ministries at College Avenue Baptist 

Church where Cathy &John met 10 

yrs ago. The family lives at 10526 

Amantha Ave, San Diego, CA 92126, 

Email is wheelers 

John Wheeler family 


Doug & Susan (Richey '84) 
Allgood are the proud parents of 
Cole Douglas born Jan 11. Sibhngs 
are Madison (9), Riley (7). 
Graham (4) and .Vlontgomeiy (2). 
The .\llgood family resides at 701 
Red Oaks Ln, Lafayette, IN. Doug is 
the director of technology for Great 
Lakes Chemical Corp. Susan is a 
busy slay-at-home mother • 
Raphaels Cindy Jo "C.J." 
(Johnson) Mc,\bee-Reher 
jovfidly announce the birth of 
Jennifer Joy on Nov 21, 1998. She 
has a half brother Jonathan (16). 
CL works at Telemate Sofnvare, Inc 

Wendell Lowe '43 
remembered as a hero 
with a heart for Taylor 

Wendell Lowe '43, Taylor graduate and re- 
cipient of the Purple Heart, passed away on Feb. 
25, 1999. Lowe is survived hy Jean CWood '42) 
Lowe, whom he married in 1943; their son, Jef- 
frey; and granddaughter, Andrea 

Lowe went mto active duty in the U.S. Ma- 
rine Corps on June 1, 1943, a few days after his 
graduation from Taylor. He joined the First Ma- 
rine Division during the Britain campaign and 
later became the ntle platoon leader at Ihe land- 
ing on Peleiu Island in '44. There he was 
v^'ounded and hospitalized for 26 months, and 
then retired as first lieutenant. 

Lowe received the Purple Heart medal, an 
honor given to those wounded in action. The 
words engraved on the medal read. "The road to 
glory in a patriot army and a free country is thus 
open to all." In 1983, Lowe became the National 
Commander of Military Order of the Purple 
Heart. He was involved with the Disabled Ameri- 
can Veterans and served as chairman of the Na- 
tional Finance Committee. 

Lowe said he appreciated the friendships 
formed at Taylor. One close friend in particular 
was 'Vern Miller from Sacramento, Calif., who 
joined the Marines with him. Lowe graduated 
with a degree in physical education and eventu- 
ally worked in education administration. 

The memory of both Lowe and his wife lives 
on at Taylor University through the established 
Wendell and Jean Lowe scholarship fund. 
-April Rediger '01 

Summer 1999 TAYLOR 25 

as a technical writer. She is ;ilso 
very involved in USA volleyball as a 
national referee and with the 
National Association of Girls and 
Women in Sports. The family lives 
in .\lpharetta, G.\. 


Lorene (Muthiah) Coffey, Deb 
(Glass) Goeglein and Lori 


held a 
small class 
reunion that 
included 1 1 
.\11 three 

Lori {Muthiah '8-i) Ht'hoii. families Xwa 

Lorene (Muthiah '84) Cojfey. jp the 

iinrl Deb (Glass '84) Goeglein midwest 

i]}iA children and i^el 

together as often as possible. • 
Bill & Chris (Neal 86) Ferrell 
have moved to 1 1 5 1 6 S\V 5 1 st Ct . 
Cooper City. FL .ri.riO. 

Jim Anderson '80 encis 
year-long battle with cancer 

After a year-long battle with cancer Jim 
Anderson '80 went home to be with his Lord on 
Sept. 5. 1998. Anderson came to Taylor Univer- 
sity to study business administration after grow- 
ing up in Wheaton. III. At Taylor, he met his wife 
(if seven years. Karen Haegeland. He and Karen 
have three children: Hannah. Jimmy and Kari. 

After graduation. Anderson earned his 
master's degree in college student personnel ad- 
ministration from Michigan State University. He 
achieved his longtime dream of being the direc- 
tor of student housing for the University of Mis- 
sissippi at the end of his career 

Those who knew Anderson remember his 
smile and godly attitude most. According to his 
wife, when the cancer was disco\ered in the fall 
of 1997, his prayer was that "God receive all the 
honor and glory through his illness." The final 
entry in his datebook. read by his father at the 
memorial service, was from an article and com- 
ment made at the funeral of Anderson's nephew who 
only li\ed an hour The entry read. "Is this w hat I 
was tmly created for? I may find I was created not 
for what I would accomplish on earth, but for the 
role 1 will fulllll in heaven." ~Ama M. Smith '87 

• Glenn & Melanie Harsch just 
celebrated their 7th wedding 
anni\ersan. Glenn is a team leader 
for a comiminitv support 
rehabihtation program for persons 
with mental illness and chemical 
depeiidenc). He was recently 
chosen Service Provider of the Year 
by the Dallas National .Mliance for 
the Mentally 111. .Melanie runs her 
own line of w edding and baby book 
accessories. Their address is 8" 11 
San Fernando Way, Dallas, TX 

"52 IS • Tom & Elizabeth 
(Knudsen) Shevlot ha\e tno\ed 
from Bloomington. IN to Knoxville, 
TN where Tom is the director of 
sales for BellSouth Mobilit) DCS for 
Eastern Tennessee. They reside at 
I2IS Harrington Dr KnoxTille, TN 
37922. Email is 

• Michael & Susan (Walter 
"92 ) Weddle announce the birth 
of Call Grace on Dec .sO, 1998. 
Sister Lexi is 2. .Mike is a recruiter 
and part-time owner of Career 
Directions. Inc. They live at 6280 
Meadowlark Ln, Maple Grove, M.N 
S5,'i69. Email is mike@ 


A group of Taylor grads ha\e been 
communicating with a "Round 
Robin" letter since 1989. They had 
their first big reunion July 1998 at 
Pokagon State Park in IN. The 
group of 7 women has grow n to 
include 24 
people with 
husbands and 
Pictured from 
left to right are 
Rlioda Gerig, 

Dan & Sue 

,„ , , Round Rohin ^r 

(Fenntg) * 

Skiendziel & children, Donna 

.\ult, .Mark S; Julie (Getz) Harris 

& children. Jay "84 &Elisa 
(Jessup) Case & children, and 
Dave & Lori (Gerber "86) 
Burkhulder & children. Not 
pictured, but part of the Round 
Robin group is Beth (Plowman) 
Barclay • Tim & Betsy 
(Helmus) Anderson are proud to 
announce the birth of Elise lohanna 

on Nov ~, 1998. Brothers Samuel 
('4) and Mitchell (2) are excited! 
Tim designs global Windows NT 
solutions for IBM. Betsy stays home 
with the children and is an interior 
designer with a home-based 
business, .\iiderson Design and 
Interiors. They praise God for 
cotnpletely healing Elise from the 
meningitis she suffered at one 
month old! The family lives in 
Poughkeepsie, NY, Email is tma 
@us. • Dave Burns is a 
sportscaster with ESPN focusing on 
motorsports, including the htll 
schedule of NASCAR Craftsman 
Truck Series e\ents. He has also 
done work for TNN and Fox Sports 
Net. His home is in the Charlotte, 
NC area. Email is contactdave • Jim & Su Ray are 
the proud parents of Melody 
Grace born Dec 29, 1998. Sibhngs 
are Nathan (10), Daniel (8) and 
Margo (2). They have chosen 
Hebrews -t:l6 as their life verse. 
The family Uves in Arlington Hts, IL. 
Email is jimray^ 


Rob & Denise (Dester) Cossins 

io\full\ welcome Kayla Dolyne born 
Jan 2. Siblings are Kris ( 15). Jacy 
(1.3) and Daniel (2). Their address 
is 18950 W 215th St, Spring Hill, KS 
66083. Email is dcossins • Brad & Angela 
(Ellis) Oliver are the proud 

parents of Emily 
Grace born Dec 
9. 1998. Sibhngs 
are T\Jer (6) 
and.\bbie (2). 
They live at l-i"I 
S 1 6th St, 
Noblesville, IN 
'""^ 46060. Email is • .\rne 
Pedersen has moved to 2658 S 
Newport St, Denver, CO 80224. 
He'd love to hear from Tf friends! 
Em:ul is • 
Jeff & Ronda (White) Rockey & 
children Matt (II), Jordan (9) and 
Cammi (2) now live at RR#I, Box 
46, Bloomfleld, IN 47424. Email is Jeff is pastor 
of the Tulip Church of God. Ronda 

is a stay-at-home teacher for the 
children. • Brad & Julia Rupp are 
the proud parents of Lucas Bradley 
born Dec 29, 1998. Sister Lindsay 
is 13. The family lives at 301 Quail 
Run. .Vrchbold, OH 43502. 


David & Frances (Horvath '89) 
Bachman hve in the Catskills 
Mountains noilh of NTC. where 
David oversees a trend-setting 
residenti;d and vocational program 
for multiply-disabled, medically 
frail adtilts. David is also a business 
student at Columbia Lni\'. They are 
especially proud of daughter Emma 
(2) and handsome retriever Jake! 
They live at 186 Holmes Rd, 
MonticeUo, NT I2"01. • Mike & 
Valerie (Wilson) Boado io\fiiOy 
announce the birth of Dee.Vnn 
Marie on Jan 26. Dee.Vnn was born 
at home with the help of a midwife. 
Siblings are Esther (4) and Steven 
(2). The Boados live in the 
Philippines where they minister to 
young people and children through 
their youth center. NEOS. \alerie 
teaches weekly Good News Classes 
for children and Mike leads Bible 
studies and fellowships for young 
people. Please pray for them as they 
seek the Lord to purchase land to 
build their own facility for the 
young people of the Philippines. 
They would lo\e to hear from their 
friends and would love to have 
visitors! Theh: address is PO Box 
681, 8100 Tagum City. Philippines. 
Email is 
• Kelly & .\pril (Sewell 89) 
Kamentz are praising the Lord for 
the birth of .\i'den Nicole on Dec 3, 
1998. Siblings are Kelsey (5), Adair 
works at Lexis Nexis as project 
manager, intellectual project 
solutions and .\prd is a stay-at- 
home wife and mother. They 
recently moved to 942 Hampton 
Ct, Lebanon, OH 45036. Email is • 
David & Kara Qohnson) Kuneli 
arc the proud parents of Steven 
James born Nov 16, 1998. David is 
a coiTtputer analyst and supenisor 
at the Federal Ctr in Battle Creek, 

26 TAYLOR Sum.nier 1999 

Ml. Kara eiijoys home schooling 
their children. • Tim & Joan 
(Ronde TUFW '85) Smith io\fully 
announce the birth ol twins Joshua 
Daniel andjonathon Bradley on 
Dec 13. l')')8. Sibhngs are Douglas 
(b) and Geena (4). The family's 
new address is 3752 Cape Romain 
Dr, Colorado Springs. CO 8042U. 
Email is • 
Willy Wood, a member of the Tr 
Hall of Fame in 1992 for his 
achievements in track, has been 
named Cross Countn Coach of the 
Year for both men and women in 
the Iw League. Wood is head coach 
at Columbia L'niv in .NTC. He took 
over a floundering program 5 \rs 
ago and has both men's and 
women's programs challenging for 
Ivy League Championships. Wood 
won Coach of the 'i'ear honors for 
track m preuous years when he 
coached at the Univ of NC at Asheville, 
Bethel in St Paul, MN, and at fcuisas 
Wesleyan. W illy & wife Angle (Smith 
'88) are the parents of daughters 
Taelor (7) and Hanna (3). The fiuiiily 
resides in New York City. 


Mart) X & Tammy (Kennedy 
"89) Bailey proudly announce the 
birth of Julia Ki'istine on Nov 28. 
1998. Sister Taylor is 3. Their 
address is 1 120 N Jefferson St, 
Huntington. IN 46"'50. • 
Stephanie Valutis earned a 
doctorate from the Liii\ of 
Pittsburgh on April 9. She lives in 
Pittsburgh. • Richard Wagner 
was named director of product 
development at NetObjects, Inc, an 
Internet software development 
company Rich & wife Kim have 3 
sons, Jordan (8).Jared (6) and 
Justus (5). They live in Fremont, 
CA. Email is r\, 


Ken & Susan (McAllister) 

Collins joyfully annotmce the birth 
of Daniel Edward on July 13, 1998. 
Siblings are Rachel (7) and Joshua 
(5). The Colhns are missionaries 
with Word of Life Fellowship. Their 
address is CaLxa Postal 43, Atibaia, 
Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America 

12940. Email is kensusan 
@amhanel. • Andy Elam 
X is now associate pastor at 
Emmanuel Orthodox Presbyterian 
Church in Kent, WA. He graduated 
with an MDi\ from Westminster 
Theol Sent in June 1994 and was 
ordained as a minister of the 
Orthodox Pi'csby Church in April 
199(1, Paula (Smith x) is a full- 
time mom to Drew, born March 5, 
Kate (5) and .\lhson (almost 3). 
Their address is 21402 111th Ct SE, 
Kern, WA 9803 1. Email is elam. I • Philip & Monica 
Elwood are pleased to announce 
the birth of .Megan Sierra on June 
11. 1998. Philip is a systems 
manager at Benefit Services Corp. 
The family lives in Decatur, GA. 
Email is phiI.elwoodCs' 

• Shelly Hardest) married l)a\id 
Edwards on Dec 12, 1998, Shelly 
does software development for 
American Systems Corp, Email is 
shardest@wrsystems.coni. The 
couple lives at 4850 
Texas .Ave. Norfolk, 
VA 23513. •Con & 
Caroline (Beam x) 
Milligan are the 
proud parents of 
Ciaran Elizabeth Aine 
born July 24, 1998. 
Sister Caitlin is 8. 
Caroline is a stay-at- 
home mom. They live at 12~ Corral 
Ct, Fishers, IN 46038. • Rodney & 
Julia (Ott) Peterson are the 
proud parents of Kristina Renee 
born July 16, 1998. The family lives 
in Ligonicr. IN. 


Ste\en & Andrea (Renter) Blayer 

lixe at 138 Court Rd, Winthrop, M,\ 
02152. Email is sblayer@juno.coni. 
They have 3 children: Josiah (6), 
Nadia(2) and Makailah (1), 
Audrea is a stay-at-home, home 
schooling mom. She would love to 
hear from "long-lost" TL friends! 

• Brian & ,\nna (Brane '91 ) 
Brown are proud to announce the 
birth of Emily Louise on Sept 24, 
1998. Brother Spencer is 3. Anna 
enjoys being a stay-at-home mom. 
Brian is still driving a big rig and 

Chati '90 e? 
'90) Massev 

enjoys eveiy minute of it! Their new 
email address is bcb92alb 
@gatewaynet. They reside at 61 133 
CR 21, Goshen, IN 4()528. • Rick 
& Kamela (Moore '91) Duff & 
son Coiy (3) live at Route #1, Box 
56. Macy, IN 46951. Email is 
kameladuff@juno.coni. • 
Kenneth Hugoniot is pursuing a 
graduate degree in linguistics at the 
Univ of Cahforiiia at Santa Barbara. 
Email is kluigoniot@higfoot,com. 

• Steve & Pam (Hoeksema) 
Malliet joyfully welcome Jackson 
John born March 21. Sister Sara is 
2. Pam enjoys staying home with 
the kids. Steve is general manager 
of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a 
iTiinor league baseball team 
affiliated with the Atlanta Braves, 
The family lives in Surfside Beach, 
SC • Chads Julie (Miner) 
Massey joyfully announce the birth 
of CaroUne EUzabeth on Jan 28. The 
Masseys reside at 3332 Brookhaven 
Club Dr. Fanners Branch, TX "5234. 

Chad is senior 
■^r-'^^^^??8 sales rep for 
~ "^ "'""■'' Solutia and Julie is 

enjoying staying 
home with 
Caroline. • 
David & Suzanne 
Rumbalski are 
the proud parents 
of Megan Grace born Aug 1 4, 1998, 
Brother Jacob is 3. David is a family 
medicine physician and Suzanne is 
a full-time mother Their address is 
440 Taylor Ave, Delaware, OH 
43015. Email is 

• BJ & Lisa (LeMasters 91 ) 
Thomsen have dedicated their 
lives to full-time 

ministry and are 
missionaries to the 
country of Bimgladesh. 
They will be raising 
support during the 
next 2 yrs for their 
ministiy Email is 

Julie (Miner 
with Caroline 


Tim & Lana 
Augustine thankfidly 

BJ '90 & Lisa 
(LeMasters '91) 

announce the birth of 

Leah Louise on Oct II, 

1998, Tim is a senior 

cost accountant at 

Parker-Hannihn. I.aiia 

is now a full-time 

mom. They hve at "183 

TR 243, Findlay OH 

45840. •Joels 

Tammy (Gerstung 

x'92 ) Brown are the 

proud parents of 

Savannah Rose horn 

July 9. 1998, Sister Haley is 2. The 

lamih lives in Marlette. .MI. • 

Mark & Debbie Gove proudly 

announce the birth of Brandon 

Bruce on Nov 10. 1998. Mark is an 

asset-based auditor with American 

National Bank while Debbie enjoys 

staying at home with Brandon. They 

live in W'arrenvillc, IL. • Eric 

Koller is a freelance television 

caiTiera operator working with 

ESPN. ABC and Fox Sports quite 

frequently. He ;dso is part of a \TC 

leadership team that trains young 

people b\ exposing 

them to the missions 

experience. They travel 

annually to Mexico to 

build homes in Juarez. 

Email is ekoller • Jim 61 

Heather (D'Arcy) 

Marshall are the 

thankltil parents of 

Hannah Noelle born 

Dec 9, 1998. Jim is an 

athletic director and 

government teacher. Heather 

teaches 4tli grade. They li\e at 5589 

E Mariette, Mariette, MI 48453. 

Email is JBM@centur\internet. 

• Dr Todd & Crystal 
(Lambriglit) Page 
joyftiUy ;uinounce the 
birth of Benjamin 
Robert on Nov 23, 
1998. Sister Naomi is 
2. Todd completed his 
residency in June and 
they moved to Auburn. 
IN wJiere he will open 
a family practice. 
Cnstal continues to 
enjoy working at home 
with the children. 

Tint '91 (y Lana 
(Hunteman '91) 
Augustiiw with Leah 

Jim and Heather 
(D'Arcy '91) Marshall 
and Hannah 

Summer 1999 TAYLOR 27 

Their address is 6242 CR r. 
Auburn, IN -i6706, • Kevin Page 
is assistant controller for Weaver 
Popcorn. Wife Becky (McMillan 
"90) slays at home with Mii<ala (4). 
Lauren (2) and Mason (1), Their 
address is 0587 S 500 W -90, 
Huntington, IN 46750. Email is • Doug & Jen 
(Scott) Schneider are the proud 
parents of Graham W illiam horn 
Jan 21. Sister Micaela is 2. Doug is 
on staff with InterVarsity Christian 
Fellowship at Knox College. The 
family resides at 940 .\ .\cademy St, 
Galesburg, IL 6I4OI. Kmail is 
doug-jenl@iuno.coni. • Ipon 
graduation in 1001, Andrew & 
Jane (Sikkenga) Wesner both 
taught US social studies in the 
suburbs of Chicago for 2 yrs. They 
then moved to the Pacific Island of 
Guani and taught there for 3 yrs. 
The next 2 1/2 yrs were spent 
teaching and sening on Operation 
Mobilization's ship, the Doulos. 
.\ndre\\ is a 
\outh pastor 
and jane is 
expecting their 
first child. They 
live at I4OI5 
Robinwood Ct. 
(irand Haven. 

MI 4041". • 
David & Tracie 
Zander were richly blessed with 
the birth of Sean David on Dec 8, 
1008. Sister Hannah is 2. The 
family lives at 11600 Brimley Rd. 
WebbeiTille, MI 4,S,S02. Proud 
matermd grandparents are Dr. 
Gary '71 & Wanda Evans. Equally 
proud uncle is Todd E\'ans "93. 
Trade would love to hear from 
Taylor friends! 


Brock S: Tanya Hey koop are the 

proud parents of Dawson Jacob 
born June 9, 1998. Brother 
Donovan Taylor is 2. The family 
lives at 16221 N 91st Dr, Peoria, AZ 
85.^82. • David Karcher is a 
mortgage broker at .Vmerica's 

Andrew '91 O'Jane 
(Sikkenga VI) Wesner 

& daughter Ashlee (almost 2) live 
at 4410 Englewood Rd, Helena. ,\L 
35080. Email is 
• Sarah Miraglia married Frank 
MediTS on .\pril 12, 1997. TU 
participants w ere .\nn ( Miraglia 
'90) Harrison, Beth (Lundquist) 
Kalopisis, Anne Marie (Sarkeia) 
Watne. and Neila (Pettitt) Wood. 
The couple's address is 483 Burke 
Dr. 60188. • 
Marc Plastow has beeti named 
international operations 
manager for Chore- 
Time Brock. ,\larc will 
he responsible for 
business operations in 
Brazil and the 
Netherlands. He will 
also participate in the 
de\eloping and 
implementing of 

international strategic alliances and 
business proposals. He resides in 
Warsaw. IN with his wife Tamila 
(Doornbos x'91) & children 
.\shlyn (4), Alex (2) and Natalia 
born Dec 29, 1998. • Mrginia 
"Joy" Rogers is a developmental 
kindergarten teacher at Penn 
Christian Academy She lives at 603 
Fawn Cir, King of Prussia, PA 
19406. Email • 
Glen & April Tepe are proud to 
announce the birth of Emily Grace 
on Dec 4, 1908. Sister Brianna is 4. 
Thev live in West Chicago, IL, Etnail 
is Glen remarks, 
"To all of you w ho dreaded the 
thought of me lathering children — 

Mivc Plastow '92 


Gary Bauer x is a programmer/ 
anahst for l\\in Cities Public 
Television. He, wife Nicolle, Joshua 
(2) and Benjamin (I ) live in 
Mounds Mew, .\1N. Em;iil is gmbauer 
@usfamilynet. • Jeff & Sarah 
(Riley '91) Bowser are the 
thankful parents ol Isaac Da\id 
horn July 16, 1998. Isaac is truly a 
promise given by God — an answer 
to years of praying. Jeff is getting 
him ready for Tl' baseball in 2017! 
The family U\es at 556 W Market, 
Nappanee, IN 46550. Email is 

| • Gerry Dyer 
is still the emergency coordinator 
for UNICEF-Tanzania. Wife 
MariaElena is a journalist and 
assistant editor for a women's 
magazine called f£l//.\;-l. Email is • Gary & 
Marjorie Eubanks jovfullv 
announce the birth of Joshua 
Garrison on Nov 8, 1998. They hve 
at 1565 Deer \ alley Dr. Hoover, AL 
35226. • Jon Laing works at 

Davenport College of 
Business as student 
accounts assistant/ 
accounts receivable. 
His address is 2l4l 
Cogswell Dr, Lansing, 
MI 48906. Em;iil is 
•John & Julie 
Lugauer piuchased 
their first home last 
summer anil are continually 
reminded of God's provisions in 
their Uves. Their address is 229"5 
Bluejay Ave, Mattawan, Ml 49071. 
Email is jlug@etrademail.c()m. 


Christopher Baldwin is agent/ 
broker/registered rep for 
Prudential. Em;til is Xianway He w;ts a missionaiy for 
almost 2 yrs before returning home 
and entering into the financiiil 
services realm. Christopher would 
love to hear from other Taylor 
grads in his area. CGod bless the 
Brotherhood") • Dan & Polly 
(Piatt) Grismore h\e at 329 
Mission Hill Dr, Ft Wayne, IN 46804 
along with .\bbigail (3). Dan is 
manager of the accounting dept at 
AgriStats. Inc. Polly enjoys staving 
home with Abhi. • Barry, Bette & 
Led Duke, Inc. an Albany-based 
national construction senices firm, 
has hired Sara (Banks) Hubbard 
as communications project 
manager. She will be responsible 
for advertising and public relations 
projects for headquarters and 
locations in .\lbany Philadelphia. 
Dallas, Cincinnati, Fort Myers and 
Charleston, WAA. • Kurt & 
Jacquelyn (Sevier) Magnus 
reside at General DeliveiT, Rockv 

.Mountain House, .\lberta, Canada 
TOM ITO. • Trudy (Williams) 
Nelson is executive director at the 
Crisis Pregnancy Information Center 
in Berkley, Ml. She & husband Steve 
live at 10^0 HaiTard Rd, Berkley 
Ml 48()~2. Email is mtrudyn 


Beth Behnken married Daniel 
Daghfalon Aug 15. 1998. Tl 
participants were Angle Hamsho, 
Amy (Ohier) Stenoien. Mandy 
(Hepler x) Hanback, Carolyn 
(Kregel) Kersten, Talbott 
Behnken '98, and Caroline 
Behnken '00. Daniel is the 
president of Highland Medical 
Clinic. I. PA. in .\urora, IL and Beth 
is enjoying her new job as a 
housewife after 2 yrs of teacliing HS 
social studies. Their address is 
1312 Prairie St, .Aurora, IL 60506. 
Etnail is bdaghfall@aol.coni. • 

Daniel and Beth {Behnken 95) 
Daghfal and family. 

Irene Chong married Kenneth 
Yuen on Jan 1. The couple's 
address is Block 453 Tampines St, 
42 #12-198 Singapore 520453. 
Email is • 
Mark Hubbard is a financial 
consultant for First Albany Corp, a 
large regional investment services 
firm, for their private client group. 
He Sl wife Sara (Banks "94) live 
in Clifton Park, N\. Email is • James 
& Rebekah (Currie) Josberger 
are the proud parents of Amanda 
Lee born Feb 8. They live in South 
Hamilton. ^U. • Erika Kiefer 
married Brian Check on Aug 15, 
1008. Jill Kiefer '97 and Anna 
Koehn x were in the wedding. 
Erika is a systems analyst at T.\P 
Pharmaceuticals in the R&D area. 
The couple Uves at 1 1 Echo #17, 
Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Email is 

28 TA'VTOR Summer 1999 

erika. check 
@lapplianiia.coni. • 
Heather McCready 

married Mark Taylor 

on Jan 20 on St. 

Thomas, Virgin 

Islands. The couple 

resides at 4306 W 

CoventiT, Muncie, IN 

47.305. • Steve 

Metzger is a 

research assistant at Covance 

Laboratories. Email is He 

& wife Melissa live at n6 N Lnion 

St, Battle Creek, MI 49017. 

'nan and Erika 
(Kiefer '95) Check 

Mark & Heather (McCready 
'95) Taylor 

• Pam Mulder maiTied Mark 
Dougl:LssonOctl7, 1998. TLI 
participants were Kristy (Price) 
Bagley, Melanie (Moller) 
Nichols, and Molly (Orebaugh 
'96) llliczny, Pam & Mark met at 
the lni\ of MI where Pam obtiiined 
her MSW. She works at the Sahation 
Army and Mark is 
working on his PhD in 
mechanical engineer- 
ing. The couple reside? 
at 2485 Packard .\pt V, 
Ann Arbor, Ml 48104. 
Email is marknpanid 
@juno.c()m. • Chris 
& Suzanne (Tho- 
mas) Ryan are proud 
to announce the birth 
of Thomas James on 
June 10, 1998. Chris 
continues to work at ServiceMaster 
and Suzanne is enjoying the 
opportunity to be a stay-at-home 
mom. Their address is 1470 
Stonebridge Tr, Wheaton, IL 60187. 
Email is SuzRyan@avene\ 


Doug & Shari (lichty 95) 

Bonura joyfully announce the birth 
of Dominick Samuel on Oct 29, 

1998. Doug is a 9th 
grade earth science 
teacher and Shari is a 
slay-at-home mom. 
They live at ^15 
l.ibertN St Apt 2, 
KalispelKMT 59901. 
Kmail is dbonura 
(a' They 
would love to hear 
from h'ieiids — or 
better yet, have visitors! • Heidi 
Chan married Paul Neddo on May 
9, 1998 in Ft Wayne, IN. TU 
participants included Krista 
(McHolm) Burdine. Laura 
Hepker, Catherine (Beers TIIFW 
97) Cwanek, Rhys Daily 00, 
Aniy Ev ersole "98, Andrew 
Griffis 00. Tim Young "9**, and 
Jeff Ramsdale '94 Heidi is 
pursuing a master's degree in 
psych at Ball 
State I niv and 
Paul works as a 
manager at 
New Horizons 
Their address 
is 1002 S 350 

Maik &Pam {MuMcr 
'95) Douglass 

Paul & Heidi (Chan 96) Ncddo 
with wedding party 

H, Marion, IN 46953- Email is 
hhchan@hsuvc, • Jimmy 
& Dana (Domsten) Gretzinger 
li\e at 1636 Lake Or, Haslett, Ml 

4884O. Jimmy is 

associate producer at 

Michigan Out-of- 

Doors Tele\ision and 

Dana is substitute 

teaching. Email is, 

• In March, Frank 

Hall earned a 

master's of education 

from St Mary's Univ. 

He lives in Phrnouth, 
MN. Email is • 
Dave X & Becky (Long x) Helsby 
are the proud parents of Jacob 
Scott born Nov 8, 1998. Sister 
Hannah is 2. The family lives at 
1606 S Rouse, Bozeman, MT 
59" 1 5. Email is 
• Darbrielle Hunt is payroll 
officer at Canadian Imperial Bank 
of Commerce, Bahamas, Ltd. Email 
is • 
Christina Leah lives at 488 E 

Doug '96 & Shari ( Lichty' 95) 
Bonura holding Dominick 

Providencia Mv Apt D. Burhank, CA 
91501. •Amy Lock and Jerry 
Mick "92 were married on July 25, 
1998, Jerry is finishing his 
residency at Methodist Hospital in 
Indianapolis. They live in Fishers. 
IN. Einail is • 
Don Mitchell and Patricia Reyes 
were married in Orlando, FL on 
Dec 5, 1998. TU participants were 
Brad David. Josh Matthews "95, 
Lance David '93, and Mindy 
Mitchell "91 
Don is director 
of \ ideo 
production for 
Christian Video 
Intl and also 
runs his own 
business — 

Multimedia, Inc. 
Patricia is a sales manager for 
Westgate Resorts, The couple lixes 
in Orlando. Email is istormy • Christopher Smith 
is a PhD student at Indiana I'niv in 
the histon and philosophy of 
science. He is also a freelance 
writer. He lives in Bloomington, l.N 
Email is • 

Ben '98 and Linh (Tennies '96) 
Eib and friejids 

Linh Tennies married Ben Eib 

'98 on Nov 28, 1998 in .-Vnuapolis, 
MD. TU participants were Bryan 
Parris, Colette Camp, Joel 
Hughey '98, Sarah Cooper '98, 
Laura Eib 01, Craig Flaming 
'98, Derek Hoffmann '98, and 
Phil Watson "98. The couple lives 

in .Vrlington, \,\. • Don & Angela 
Angelovska Wilson live at 3206 
Wisconsin .Ave NW #72, Washing- 
ton, DC 2(1016-3866. Don does 
publications, graphic design, and is 
the webmaster for The Institute of 
Ju.stice. Angela is a full-time .student 
at the American Univ, Washington 
College of Law. They still do bliiWeb 
design and development website 
design. Email either don or angela 


Brent Bradish teaches IIS at 
Oaxacan Christian School for 
missionary kids. His address is 
APDO 21-4, 68050 Oaxaca, Oixaca, 
Mexico. Email is brentbradish"5 
@holmail,com • Keith & .Amanda 
(Fisher) Brown are the proud 
parents of Elise born Jime 30, 
1998. The family lives at 3506 Casa 
Grande Dr, Ft Wayne, IN 46815. • 
Todd Evans is ^th and 8th grade 
teacher, hoys' basketball coach and 
athletic director at Horizon 
Cliristi;ui School. 
He hves in 
Indianapolis, • 
Robin Hunt 
Jonathan Rees 
■95 on Feb 28, 
1998. TU 
were Holly 
Donker. Karen Dunkel, Mike 
Brown, Julius Dudics '78, Brent 
Peters, Dave '9-i & Lisa 
(Olivenson '95) Herschberger, 
Mike '93 & Christy (Hadden 
'93 ) Neal, Dave '96 & Teresa 
(Schrock "93) Brown, Sonia 
Borntrager '95, and Noel 
Eberline '95. The couple resides 
at 3^03 W James St. \pt 3B, 
McHemy, IL 60050. Email is 
rees. jon@juno. com. • Amy Moe 
married Josh Hawkins on Aug 8, 
1998 in Knoxville, TN. Participating 
from TU were David Smith, 
Christen (Milligan) Ellis, Brent 
Loewen '98, Suzanne Sterrett 
96, Staci Klutz "99, and Eric 
Smith x'OO. Josh owns and 
operates Joshua 24:15 Christian 
bookstore and Amv is teaching 8th 

Jonathan '95 & Robin (Hunt 
'97) Rees with wedding part)' 

Summer 1999 TA'iXOR 29 

grade science at Connersville 
Middle School. The couple hves at 
Greetisburg. IN 4"24(), Email is 

'9') Kiukj 

MOEHA\\'KINS@aol.coni. • Keri 
Quick and Mark Kornelsen '96 
were married on July 18. 199S, Tl 
particii)ams were .Melissa Pawie\. 
Kelli Romine. Summer Black, 

M.rrk '96 & Kcr 

and Randy Cox x'98. Email is 
Kornelsens(3iuno-Com, • Liz 
White. Nicole Fisher "98. and 
Scott .Martin "96 are all ser\ing at 
the Inll School in Tegucigalpa. 
Honduras. Sc(Jtt and Li/ leach IIS 
science and math while Nicole 
teaches 3rd grade. They would kne 
to hear from their Taylor friends! 
Em;iil is (for 
Nicole and Liz) and smartin (for Scott). • Mike 
Wooten is a hall director at 
Northwestern College in Iowa. His 
address is Noilhwestern College 
#42. Orange City, \k 
510-11. Email is 


Scott .\instutz and 

Rachel .\llen were 
married on Dec 14. 
1998. Participants in 
the wedding from Tl 
were Jeff .\mstutz 
'96, Jason "95 & 

Susan (Dodson 

96) Williams. 
Max Fulwider 

95. Mindy 
Bentemen "99. 
Karen Halter "99. 
and josh Roscoe 
Tl FW '98. Scott 
w orks for \\;\.NE-T\ 
as a production assistant and 
Rachel works at a credit union as a 
loan officer They reside in Ft 
Wayne. Email is R\Uen9888 
@ • 
Christopher x & 
Melissa (.\rnold) 
Glenn live in 
Indianapolis. IN. 
Email is glenn2mc Melissa 
works as program 
for the ministn and 
business of a public 
speaker/artist who 
addresses schools, 
churches, conferences, and other 
events. Chris works with Lucent 
Technologies • Holly ludicello x 
married Heath Lynch "97 on .\ug 
8, lW8in.\llentown, P.\. Tl 

Scott '98 a- Rachel Amstiit: 
and friends 

Chnstopher \'9S cr 
Melissa (Arnold '98) 

beach at Hilton 
Head Island, SC. 
Tl participants 
were Erin (Stepp) 
Krupp and 
Andrea Hoffner 
The couple lives at 
.15- 1 4 Hunters Glen 
Dr, Plainsboro, NJ 
08i3(i. • Sara Rupp is a certified 
athletic trainer for Orthopaedics 
Northeast. She lives in Ft Wavne, IN. 
Email is sruppCs' • 
Emily .Schley 
married Justin 
Wisnewski '97 on 
July 18, 1998 in 
Bloomington, IL. TL' 
participants were 
Samantha Schley 
01. Derek Powell 
'9". Will Farley '97. 
Tania Elsesser. 
Scott Moeschberger 
'97, Jay Curry '97. 
Delw^n Schrock 
'99. Chris Watson '97, Carey 
Dupy, and Andy Albert '01. Justin 

Srad x'98 c~ Erin (Stcpp 98) 
Krupp and Taylor friends 

is a pharmaceutical sales rep with 
the Ortho-McNeil division of 
Johnson & Johnson. Emily is an 
instructor and resource coordina- 
tor for 
adults w ith 
at Noble of 
address is 

Dr, Fishers, 
IN 4(i038. 
• Erin Stepp married Brad 
Krupp X on June 2", 1998. The 
couple lives in Hendersonville, TN. 

Justin '9 " O" Emily 
(Schley '98) 

Jejf-ey and Heather 
(Roberts '98) Diller 

Heath '9~ and Holly (Iudu-ellox'98) 

participants were Jessica 

DeKorne. Erica Schroeder x. 

Shannon (Moyer) McNeil. 

Kevin Hodges. Matt Piercey. 

Danielle Lugbill '99. .Jamie 

Hamilton '99. Katie 
Lynch '99, Sarah 
Nienhuis '99. Ben 
Suriano x"97. Caleb 
.Mitchell '97. Adam 
Lynch '02, and 
Brittany Huyser 
'00. The couple lives 
in .\llentown. PA. • 
Heather Roberts 
married Jeffrey Diller 
on March 2" on the 

Do you ha\ e news to share'? Send a notice of your 
celehralions or sorrows to Marty Songer. ciirector of alumni 
programs, for publication in Taylor Magazine. For guide- 
lines on pictures, please see page 24. E-mail your message 
to mrsongerS' or send it to Marty Songer, 
Alumni Relations. Taylor University, 236 W. Reade Ave., 
Upland. IN. 46989-1001. 

Q^ If reading "^^O 


If reading 

the alumni notes 

makes you miss your 

Taylor wing-mates, 

classmates, professors or other 

friends, plan a reunion at 

Homecoming 1999. Our annual 

gathering is scheduled for Oct. 8-10, 

1999. Put the date on your calendar and 

look for more information in the 

upcoming months. Homecoming 

information will be posted as it 

becomes available on our 

website at 

See you there! 

30 TAYLOR Summer 1999 

Alumni make Danville a cozy community 

Just west of Indianapolis, Danville is like many other 
small Indiana towns except that it boasts a large number of 
Taylor University graduates - over 25 in a town of 5,000. 
Why do so many Taylor graduates end up in Danville? 

According to G. Roselyn (Baugh "35) Kerlin. 
chair of thie Taylor Board of Trustees and 
Danville resident. "It's a wonderfully support- 
ive community in v\hich to raise children. We're 
blessed to have committed Christian people involved 
in many areas of community service." Kerlin jokes 
that Danville could support its own Taylor University 
alumni chapter. 

These graduates comprise a surprisingly large 
number of the medical community in Danville. Many 
of the doctors who practice in Danville are Taylor 
graduates, including Kerlin's husband, Joseph "56. 
daughter. Becky (Kerlin "78) Haak. and family 
practitioner Charlie Tripple "77. Tripple first came to 
the town during medical school while spending a 
month rotation with the doctors of Dan\ille. Later, 
when a position became axailable in the town. Tripple 
was offered the job. 

■'College in a Christian environment gave me the 
basic roots to live anywhere," Tripple says. "Danville 
is nice because there are so many Taylor graduates I 
could count on in an emergency, even if I don't know 
them that well." 

Sharilyn (Barton "68) Baugh is the director of 
Danville's Mother"s Day Out. a preschool, day care 
and after-school program. Sharilyn. her husband Dr. 
Da\'id Baugh '66, and their three sons moved to 
Danville in 1993 when a pediatric position became 
a\ailable for David. Although there were many factors 
that led to this move. Sharilvn and David were excited 

to be closer to Taylor University since they 
wanted their sons to attend the school. Two of 
their children. Jonathan "97 and James "99, are 
Taylor graduates. 

Baugh enjoys the smallness of Dan\ ille 
and finds it "a little reminiscent of the Taylor 
community."" She also enjoys the alumni 
camaraderie that comes with having so many 
Taylor graduates in one community. 

Another of those graduates is Paul Hadley 
"85. who practices law in Danville, across 
from the Hendricks County courthouse. 
Hadley was born and raised in the Dan\ille 
area and returned there after beginning his 
career. He is a third generation Taylor graduate 
- Hadley"s grandfather Rexerend Wallace 
Deyo graduated in 1931. while his mother 
Evalyn (Deyo) Hadley was a 1960 graduate. 

Hadley likes the quiet, small-town feel of 
Danville that is typical of middle America, a 
sense he also felt in Upland. "Living in 
Upland lends itself to the serenity that comes 
from a small town."" Hadley also has found 
this serenity in Dan\ ille. 

Because Hendricks County is the second 
fastest growing county in the state. Danville 
may experience a growth spurt soon. But for 
the time being, the Taylor graduates who live 
there can enjoy this peaceful community so 
close to their college home. — Kelly Fonfara '99 

Sharilyn Bdugli 

Paul Hadley 

Charlie Tripple 

Passion Play 2000 



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June 1-16, 2000 

More tickets are now available for the Passion Play 2000 trip. The 16-day trip, 
sponsored by the William Taylor Foundation, is a tour of Europe including the 
world-famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. 

The Passion Plav has a history dating back to 1634. Performed just once even,' 10 
years, the play is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most travelers. 

If interested call Ken Smith of the William Taylor Foundation immediately, 1-800- 
882-3456, ext. 5144 or e-mail 

SuM.MER 1999 TA'il.OR 31 

Friends of the University 

mr. Clough goes to Snider - 
and sends students to Taylor 

Snider High School is a busthng 
urban institution, located on the 
northeast side of Fort Wayne. With a 
student population of over 1.900. 
more than the enrollment of Taylor's 
Upland campus, the halls and parking 
lot are jammed. Next year, administra- 
tors anticipate over 2,000 students. 

Despite the large student body 
and the maze of hallways. Mark 
Clough '66. greets the students he 
passes by name. As the director of the 
counseling department, he has seen 
many of the students in his office - 
seeking direction for the future, 
advice on choosing a college, or help 
correcting poor behavior. 

Many come to Clough for help 
selecting the coileae or uni\'ersil\ that 

Among the btiiikr dluiiis on campus are (1st row, l-r) Kann 
Hayworth '01, Shonda Augsburger '01, Rob Hayworth '99. 
{2nd row) Ryan Mitchell '99, Ryan Clough '01, Ertk Fritzsche 
'00. (3rd row) Mary Heather Connor '02, Charlotte Johnston 
'00, Gretchen Krumm '00. LeeAnne Rousseau '00, Kendra 
Cunningham '02 and Sarah Connor '99. 

is right for them. Clough's alma mater 
often makes the list. 

"I can't be a salesperson for Taylor, 
but I include it in a number of options." 
he says. When a student appears to be a 
good fit for Taylor, he is not shy to 
recommend the University. 

This is evident in the number of 
Snider students who are now on the 
Upland campus. During the 1998-99 

school year. 21 Snider grads were 
enrolled at Taylor. Clough shares 
credit with his colleague. Don 
Schaffer '68. who. according to 
Clough. is an "unabashed Taylor 

"Once [Clough] found out you 
were interested, he'd do everything 
possible to get you to Taylor," said 
Rob Hayworth '99. a 1995 graduate 
of Snider. 

He helped freshman Kendra 
Cunningham find scholarship money 
to finance her Taylor education. "The 
scholarship he helped me find 
confirmed that Taylor was God's will 
for me." Cunningham says. 

Clough's lo\ e for Taylor doesn't 
cloud his concern for the best interests 
of the student. He strives to find a good 
fit between the college or uni\ ersity 
and the student, and 
for the most part, he 
is successful. "We've 
never had a student 
who went to Taylor 
and decided to 

His influence. 
howe\er. extends 
beyond a student's 
choice of colleges. 
Clough's ministry 
blessed one student 
in particular. The 
young man gave his 
life to Christ after 
discussing matters 
of faith with 
Clough, his guid- 
ance counselor. 

"Every once in 
awhile I'll ask a 
student if it's okay if 
I talk about my 
faith." Clough says. 
"The Bible says we 
must be ready to 

"The Bible 
says uie must be 
ready to prouide 
a reason for the 
hope that is 
within us, and I 
belieue that 
means uie must 
be prepared at 
any time - euen 
during uiork 

Mark Clough '66 

provide a reason for the hope that is 
within us, and I believe that means we 
must be prepared at any time - even 
during work hours." 

The end of this school year marked 
Clough's last as a guidance counselor. 
After 29 years at Snider, Clough retired 
to serve as the director of adult minis- 
tries at The Chapel in Fort Wayne. His 
connection v. ith Ta\ior. howe\er, will 
not end. 

Clough and his wife lead the 

Football Families 
program -- a parents 
organization that 
supports football 
team members. 

Taylor nins in 
the Clough family 
blood. His son, 
Ryan, is a sopho- 
more and a member 
of the football team. 
His daughter Lara 
Welch '96 is a 
graduate, as is his 
wife. Becky 
(Nunley '68). 
presence will be 
missed by the 
students of Snider. 
"He's a great leader 
for the school." says 
junior Charlotte 
Johnston. "His 
Christian perspec- 
tive, values and faith 
mean so much." 

32 TAYLOR Summer 1999 


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Leaving their Florida tiomes to 
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for these students - they 
brought most of the neighbor- 
hood with them! Melinda 
Horsey '00. Jon Horsey '02. 
Bethany Ann Rice '99, Debbie 
Douglass '02. Beth Keller '02 

and Chris Keller '99 each exchanged their Spring Buck Trail address for 236 W. Reade 
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staff members with Campus Crusade for Christ Having so many students from the same 
out-of-state address is highly unusual, say university officials. 



Dr Andrew Whipple. 
,j^^^ .. . professor of biology 
■ iJMHdj^ ^^SmM walked with the gradu- 
^^T^^B ■! ates rather than his 
colleagues during the 
1999 graduation com- 
mencement ceremony - 
he received a bachelor of 
the arts degree in 
Biblical Literature. 
The process leading to Whipple's graduation began when 
he decided he truly wanted to integrate faith and learning 
in his classroom. "Even though that's a bit cliche here, it's 
really what Taylor is all about " Whipple says. "I never 
really had any formal training in the Bible or theology So 
I decided to do something about it. " 

After 10 years of classes. Whipple graduated summa 
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